Dorothy Pembor

Posted 10/16/20

Dorothy Eileen Roll Pembor, 97, of Brocton, passed away Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020, at her home.

A graveside service is 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 23, at Embarrass Cemetery. In keeping with federal …

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Dorothy Pembor

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Dorothy Eileen Roll Pembor, 97, of Brocton, passed away Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020, at her home.

A graveside service is 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 23, at Embarrass Cemetery. In keeping with federal mandates due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, everyone is welcome but all are asked to be patient and abide by the state regulation of 25 visitors with masks and distancing at the service. Stewart and Carroll Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements.

Mrs. Pembor was born July 31, 1923, in Brocton, the daughter of the late William and Ethel Lea Roll. She married Robert John Pembor Oct. 19, 1946, in Chicago. He preceded her in death in 1961.

She is survived by her daughter, Janine L. (Teddy) Cross of Ogden; sister-in-law, Jackie Roll of Paris; grandchildren, Amy Faulkner of Waco, Ga., Tom Cross (Anne Carbonneau) of Champaign, Rosa Smith (Rob Trine) of Brocton, Heather Keys of Gypsum, Colo., Rustin (Amanda) Keys of Paris, Cathy Cross (BJ Clark) of Urbana, Bobby Pembor of Paris; great-grandchildren, Katlyn Smith, Stephanie Keys, Kaylee Faulkner, Alyssa Keys, Austin Keys, Eli Wolfe, Mark Ike Wolfe, Jack Wolfe, Judd Wolfe, Savannah Smith; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her sons, John Pembor in 2003 and Mark Pembor in 2001; her sisters, Hannah (AJ) McHenry, Mary Jane (Bill) Cole, Marjorie (Dick) Spoor; and brother Bill Roll.

Mrs. Pembor graduated with honors from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in 1944 with a degree in General Home Economics.  Upon graduation, she began her career in fashion as a buyer for Sears-Roebuck in Chicago where she met her husband. After marriage, she returned home to Brocton to start raising her family and farm.  She was also an elementary teacher at both Brocton and Newman for more than 30 years, all while managing her farm. After retirement, she worked as the assistant postmaster at Brocton for many years. She loved reading, puzzles, music and dancing and spending time with her family.

She was a member of both the Brocton and Newman Methodist churches. She was also an active member of Eastern Star, Chapter 7, for more than 70 years. She was a Grand Lecturer and Grand Matron in 1957.

Memorial donations may be made to the Central Illinois Autism Association in recognition of her great-grandson, Eli Wolfe.

Online condolences at www.stewartandcarrollfuneralhome.com.