Dorothy Fender

MAHOMET – Dorothy Irene Fender, 94, died at home Wednesday (Dec. 26, 2012).

Visitation will be from 8 to 9 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 29, at Blair-Owens Funeral Home, 102 E. Dunbar, Mahomet. Funeral services will begin at 9 a.m. with Pastor Tony Crouch officiating. Burial will be at Grandview Memorial Gardens, Champaign.

Dorothy was born Aug. 8, 1918, in Shelbyville, a daughter of Jesse and Josephine (Peifer) Moody. She married Charles Fender on Sept. 28, 1939, in St. Louis.

She was preceded in death by her husband in February 2008; one daughter, Donna Carpenter, in July 2008; three sisters and three brothers.

Dorothy is survived by two daughters, Sandi Snider of Mahomet and Barbara (Bud) Irle of Bakersfield, Calif.; nine grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and one sister, Wilma Ross of Farmer City.

Dorothy worked at Collegiate Cap and Gown for 17 years as a seamstress. She enjoyed baking and cooking for her family

and playing cards.

Memorials may be made to Carle Hospice, 206A W. Anthony Drive, Champaign, IL 61822.

Condolences may be offered at

Obituary Reprints

Commemorative Obituary Reprints

Obituaries Calendar