Dorothy Paule

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Dorothy E. Paule, nee Page, 88, of Belleville, IL, born April 1, 1935, in Rector, AR, died Saturday, December 16, 2023, at Cedar Ridge, Lebanon, IL, with her family by her side.

Dorothy was a manager at Bank of America and retired after 40 years of service.  She enjoyed sewing, quilting, crocheting, and reading books.  She loved her family fiercely and would volunteer at her grandchildren’s school.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Harley and Bertha, nee Poplen, Page; a son, William Jeff Banks; five sisters, Eathel Hardin, Edith Maymard, Virda Whitehorn, Vergeen (Clayton) Huggins, and Della (Darrel) Rachow; a brother, Herman Page; and a sister-in-law, Francis Page.

She is survived by her husband, Warren F. Paule; a son, William (OK) Banks; two grandchildren, Angela Marie Banks and William Warren Banks; and a brother, Denver Page.

Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation: Friends may visit from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, December 20, 2023, at George Renner and Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.

Burial will be at Walnut Hill at a later date.


12 Comments on Dorothy Paule

Rose Anthony said : Guest Report Dec 22, 2023 at 3:17 PM

Warren and family. You all have my deepest condolences. Very sad to come at the holidays. The years have passed so quickly; memories have been popping in my head all day. Going down to the country, bank picnics, Dorothy made dome outfits for me💖💖💖 ; too many to go on. Sending Hugs, prayers to you all. Rose Ann

  • MO
Beth Manville said : Guest Report Dec 20, 2023 at 3:05 PM

Dorothy was an aunt that would help in any way possible. When proposed with the daunting task of sewing bridesmaid dresses and my wedding dress, it was an eager “yes”. When I’d ask her for side dishes for family gatherings, she’d contribute plus more. I’d always look forward to her Christmas Eve appetizer extravaganza! She loved to play games at our family events, also, with memorable laughter. To her family she loved in an enormous way, treasure all that was uniquely Dorothy! XO

  • Swansea
  • IL
Mandy Kirleis said : Guest Report Dec 20, 2023 at 1:31 PM

My deepest condolences. May Dorothy's memory be a blessing to those who mourn.

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Jerry Robbins said : Guest Report Dec 20, 2023 at 8:13 AM

My sincerest condolences to you and your family.

  • Collinsville
  • IL
Jerry Robbins said : Guest Report Dec 20, 2023 at 7:53 AM

My sincerest condolences to you and your family.

  • Collinsville
  • IL
Tom Chapin said : Guest Report Dec 19, 2023 at 12:36 PM

So sorry for your loss. You and your Family are in my Prayers.

  • Granite City
  • IL
Carolyn said : Guest Report Dec 18, 2023 at 3:32 PM

Dorothy and Warren came into my life recently. Dorothy was a kind, loving acceptance of me. I'd never met a sweeter woman. So sorry for your loss Warren.

  • OFallon
  • Il
Robert Fries said : Guest Report Dec 18, 2023 at 2:56 PM

Warren, Greg, Okie, Angela and Billy, We are so sorry to hear of Dorothy’s passing. Please accept my sincere condolences. Dorothy was always so kind and pleasant to everyone. We’re sure she has gone straight to heaven! We will keep her in our prayers. Bob & Karen

  • Belleville
  • IL
DLR said : Guest Report Dec 18, 2023 at 12:35 PM

Please accept my heartfelt condolences on the passing of your mother. Her love and guidance will forever be a part of you, and her memory will live on in the hearts of those who knew her. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  • Manchester
Brad J Weisenstein said : Guest Report Dec 18, 2023 at 12:28 PM

Aunt Dorothy was an absolute sweetheart. She cared for us all with a love that never faded. I was always touched that every Thanksgiving she made sure there was a pecan pie for me, even though few others in the family liked them. Her pride and love for her grandkids and great-grandkids was a light for us all. What we all gained was far greater than this loss, but I still feel so sad for Greg and Uncle Warren, Angie, Billy, Okie and the rest of the family. Peace to all.

  • Belleville
  • IL
Pam Parker said : Guest Report Dec 18, 2023 at 12:07 PM

So sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts.

  • O'fallon
  • IL
Rick Fey and the Boeing St. Clair Team said : Guest Report Dec 18, 2023 at 10:27 AM

You have our deepest sympathy for the your recent loss. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Mascoutah
  • IL

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