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Dorothy Petro

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[March 02, 2007]  Dorothy Eileen Manley Petro, 82, of Lincoln died Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2007, at 11:15 a.m. at Capitol Care Center in Springfield.

There will be a graveside service at 2 p.m. Monday at Zion Cemetery, with the Rev. Oscar Owens officiating. Visitation will be at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln one hour prior to the service.

She had worked as a waitress in Gary, Ind.

She was born June 20, 1924, in Detroit, Mich., to Benjamin Franklin and Florence Weaver Manley.

She is survived by one son, Sidney (and Linda) Petro of Lawndale; two daughters, Carolyn Tate of Joliet and Linda (and Ted) Presswood of Lincoln; one sister, Fay Farris of Champaign; one brother, Leo Manley of Illinois; 14 grandchildren; 14 great- grandchildren; and 24 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one son, Roger; one brother, Paul Manley; and one sister, Alma Irvin.

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Disease Foundation.

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