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Dorothy Irene Drone

February 23, 1929 July 8, 2021
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Dorothy was born February 23, 1929, in Shawneetown, Illinois one of 5 siblings into the Christian family of Carney Rash. and Christina (Logsdon)-Rash-Frailey. Dorothy married William “Bill” Drone on January 12, 1948, in St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church in Old Shawneetown, Illinois Besides being a homemaker and raising a family with her late husband Bill Drone she was also employed by the Skaggs-Reeder Drug Store for over 24 years.

(Eulogy by her dear friend, Gini Drone)
When we think of someone who was well-known and well thought of in and around Ridgway, you only have to say one word “Dot”. Whether she was refilling coffee cups, visiting with friends at their “round table” or counting pills at the local pharmacy, she always had a big smile and kind words for everyone.

Dot was a great cook and hostess to many friends and was incredibly involved with her family from their years though grandchildren and great grandchildren. They all loved spending time with Papa and Gramm’s and her superb cooking. Holidays and Popcorn Days saw the Drone home filled to capacity.

She was kind and considerate to neighbors and always showed up with food when friends were sick or someone she knew died. Dot had an infectious laugh and enjoyed reading, parties, family sports, playing bridge, traveling, cross stitching quilt blocks for children and grandchildren and just being with those she loved.

When her eyesight failed and took away a lot of her joys she still remained upbeat and good natured.

Visitation for family and friends will be held Saturday July 17, 2021, at St. Kateri Catholic Church, Ridgway, Illinois from 10:00 am until 11:30 am.

A funeral mass will be held at 11:30 am Saturday July 17, 2021, at St. Kateri Catholic Church which will be live streamed at for those can not attend with Father Steven Beatty and Father Christian Iwagwu officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Knights of Columbus, the Altar Society and or the Donor’s choice.

Dorthy is survived by:

Son: Jeffery Joseph Drone Altamont, Illinois
Daughter Misti (husband, Jeff) Jackson
and their son: Lucas Ridgway, Illinois

Sons: Cody (wife, Rebekah) Drone Charleston, Illinois
Shawn ( partner Paige Conner) Drone Altamont, Illinois

Stepsons: Nathan (wife, Annie) Klitzing Shiloh, Illinois
and their daughters: Adelynn, Sophia, and Violet
Nick (wife Brittany) Klitzing Chicago, Illinois
and their son John David

Stepdaughter: Cassidy (husband, Zach Lowry Beecher City, Illinois
and their daughters: Abigale, Julia, and Grace

2-Daughters: Patricia Louise (husband, David) Emerson Fishers, Indiana
Son: Bill (wife, Tara) Harris Fishers, Indiana
and their son Ethin
and daughters Natalie, Mia, Tatum, and Sadie

Daughters: Jessica (husband, Oliver) Richardson Chicago, Illinois
and their son: Hugo

Andrea (husband Michael) Webster Fishers, Indiana
and their son Michael
and daughters: Laine, Adison, Elle, and Cameron

Stepdaughter: Karla (husband, Trevor) Emerson-Scott
and their children Courtney, Zachary, Mallory, Kaylee, Paige, and Zachary

Debra Ann (husband, Lynn) Kull Altamont, Illinois
Daughter: Audrey (husband, Lucas) Kull-Lilly New Orleans, Louisiana
and their daughter: Vaeda

Son: Jordan Kull (deceased)
and his son Noah and brother Desmond Altamont, Illinois

Trenton (wife, Amber) Kull Altamont, Illinois
and their son: Braven and daughter: Emryn

Sister: Linda (Frailey) O’Neill Ivins, Utah
Brother-in-Law: Dennis Drone Tallula, Illinois
Sister-in-law: Marilyn Rash Griffith, Indiana

Dorothy was preceded in death by her:

Parents: Carney Rash Sr. and Christina Logsdon Rash-Frailey

Husband: William Joseph “Bill” Drone
( March 31, 1928—September 18, 2014)

2-Brothers: Carney and wife Ruby Rash Jr.
Clinton Rash

Sister: Eulene and husband Earl Heath

Brother-in-law: George O’Neill
Bud and wife Betty Drone

Sisters-in-law: Betty and husband Ben Hale
Theresa Austin
Delores Drone

Nephew: Bryan Little and John Heath
Nieces: Susan (Drone) Coker
Judy Austin
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10:00 AM 7/17/2021 10:00:00 AM - 11:30 AM 7/17/2021 11:30:00 AM
St Kateri Tekakwitha Parish

220 S Combs St
Ridgway, IL 62979

St Kateri Tekakwitha Parish
220 S Combs St Ridgway 62979 IL
United States





11:30 AM 7/17/2021 11:30:00 AM
St Kateri Tekakwitha Parish

220 S Combs St
Ridgway, IL 62979

St Kateri Tekakwitha Parish
220 S Combs St Ridgway 62979 IL
United States

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St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery Final Resting Place

Ridgway, IL 62979

Ridgway Ridgway 62979 IL
United States

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