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Dorothy Mae DeKing

November 7, 1925 ~ October 13, 2020 (age 94)


Dorothy Mae (Thomas) DeKing, 94, of Rockford passed away October 13, 2020 after a 16-year battle with an inoperable cancer. Born November 7, 1925 to Arthur Lee and Clara Stanglund in Birmingham, AL. For many years Dorothy enjoyed being a beautician, but most recently she loved volunteering at Rockford Memorial Hospital’s Thrift Shop.  

Survivors include sisters, Irene (Roy Ode) and Bernice Coleman; sons, Clyde (Karen) and Noel; granddaughters, Cari (Vito Abrego), Kirsten (Jay Branstrom); great grandchildren, Dustin (Megan), Cheyenne, Emma, Dane, Cole; and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents; her first husband, Clyde Guy Thomas; her second husband, James G. DeKing; brothers, Henry, Curt, Norman, Gene; sisters, Joyce and infant sister; and grandson, Kelly DeKing.

A private family memorial will be held and the family asks that everyone who knew her to reflect on their happy time with Dorothy.

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