February 8, 1926 - May 24, 2017
Dorothy Francis Casner, 91, of Hoopeston, IL, passed away at 12:08 A.M. Wednesday May 24, 2017, at Heritage Health Therapy and Senior Living in Hoopeston. She was born February 8, 1926, in Glasgow, KY, the daughter of Bransford and Georgia (Polson) Lawson. She married Robert Bailey in 1944 and together they had 3 children, Gayla, Dianna and Daryl. She later married Carl Casner Jr. on January 23, 1953. They had two children, Vanda and Marty. Carl preceded her in death in 1970. She is survived by two daughters, Gayla Jane Comstock of Hoopeston, IL and Dianna Carol (Joe) Mullen of Custer, S.D.; one son, Marty Richard (Teresa) Casner of Rossville, IL; two sisters, Opal Mae Irvin of Beaumont, TX and Juanita Pearl (Clay) Wallace of Hoopeston, IL; two brothers, Rollie Lee Lawson of Decatur, IL and Clifton (Roberta) Lawson of Danville, IL; 10 grandchildren, Wendy (Dave) Robertson, Chris (Tina) Cox, Shane, Amanda (Rhett) Haynes, Heather, Tonya (Bobby) Hooker, Brandon, Starla, John and Dakota; 25 great-grandchildren, Cody, Brittany, Larissa, Noah, April, Kristina (Josh) Huls, Ashley (Clayton) Thomas, D.J., Kaleb, Taylor, Tyler, Justin, Alisha, Dusty, Dillion, Dane, Audrey, Jarret, Reece, Eli, Alec, Mya, Xavier, Zander and Nola; 5 great-great-grandchildren, Ashton, Carlee, Karson, and Kaylor and Avia and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by one daughter, Vanda Casner Graves; one infant son, Daryl Bailey; one son-in-law, Richard Comstock; three brothers, Archie (Juanita) Lawson, "Oakley" (Louise) Lawson and "Junior" (Beverly) Lawson; one sister-in-law, Geraldine Lawson; one brother-in-law, Glen Irvin and her long-time companion, Avery Pittman. Dorothy workd at TRW, Scrantons and later Schumacher Electric in Hoopeston. She enjoyed spending time with her family, attending family reunions, quilting and sewing. Dorothy also enjoyed working outside caring for her garden and flowers and in her sparetime, she built two patios. A visitation will be held 4:00 - 7:00 P.M. Tuesday May 30, 2017 at Anderson Funeral Home 427 E. Main St. Hoopeston, IL. The funeral service will be held at 11:00 A.M. Wednesday May 31, 2017 at the funeral home, with Pastor C.W. Greer officiating. Burial will folllow in Floral Hill Cemetery in Hoopeston. Memorials may be made to Heritage Health Therapy and Senior Living 423 N. Dixie Highway Hoopeston, IL 60942.
Dorothy Francis Casner, 91, of Hoopeston, IL, passed away at 12:08 A.M. Wednesday May 24, 2017, at Heritage Health Therapy and Senior Living in Hoopeston. She was born February 8, 1926, in Glasgow, KY, the daughter of Bransford and Georgia... View Obituary & Service Information
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