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Dorothy Larimore

March 22, 1939 — April 9, 2024

Rock Island

Dorothy Mae Farris Larimore (March 22, 1939) passed away peacefully at home in Rock Island, Illinois, on April 9, 2024. Dorothy was known by many names: Dot, Dottie, Aunt Dot, Grandma, GiGi, Great Grandma, and Great Great Grandma. Dorothy only stood 4’9” tall, but her spunky personality could toe up to Alexander the Great.

Dorothy married Adam Larimore in 1955 and they had three children, Linda Grube (Todd), Dwayne (Jennifer), and Lee (Rebecca), in Danville and Tolono before finally settling down for good in Coal Valley, IL. Dorothy retired from the Oak Glen Nursing Home where she and her husband, Adam, worked for many years.

In her later years, Dorothy most loved spending her time with family and reveled in the chaos of her grandchildren (Teresa, Timothy, Kristiana, Brian, Bethany (Greg Moseley), Anthony, Bonny (Charles Creed), and Brendon) running through the kitchen and driving their grandfather crazy by improperly abusing an old treadmill to launch from boogie boards. Dorothy loved baking bread, playing cards and dice, taking her grandchildren to Niabi Zoo, and overspending on Christmas. Dorothy also adored caring for her popcorn-loving dog, Lady. Dorothy was also blessed with eight great grandchildren (Jack, Catherine (Calvin Bowen), Autumn, Cassandra, Raelynn, Noah, Daisy, and William), and one great great grandson, TreShawn.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband Adam, two brothers, four sisters, her grandson Anthony, and her great granddaughter Autumn. She is survived by a sister, Sandra K Farris (Dennis) Johnston.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Dorothy’s name to the Niabi Zoo or your local animal shelter as she was an avid animal lover.

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