Pearl Rothery, 93, Cissna Park, IL
Pearl Dewey Rothery, 93, of Cissna Park passed away on Monday, May 28, 2012 at the Hoopeston Community Memorial Nursing Home.
Pearl was born March 12, 1919 in Ash Grove Twp., a daughter of Robert and Myrtle Dewey Baker. She married Thomas Rothery Jr. on May 27, 1939 in Kentucky and he survives.
Other survivors include one daughter, Sandra Wyss of Cissna Park; one son, Bruce (Patty) Rothery of Danville; four grandchildren, Foti (Belinda) Burtzos, Demmie (Anthony) Williams, Tom (Tina) Burtzos and Danny Rothery; twelve great-grandchildren, Trevor (Natali) Burtzos, Alyssa Burtzos, Alexandra Burtzos, Andrew Burtzos, Chris Balignasay, Tylar Rothery, Kayla Rothery, Marissa Williams, Marcus Williams, Jordan Williams, Kristen Burtzos and Merideth Burtzos; one great-great-grandchild, Alana Balignasay; and one sister-in-law, Norma Jean Carter.
She was preceded in death by her parents; four brothers, Harold Baker, Homer Baker, Lee Baker and Clarence Baker; one sister, Roberta Baker; one grandson, Christopher Rothery; and two sons-in-law, Andrew Burtzos and Gerald Wyss.
Mrs. Rothery was a member of the Cissna Park United Methodist Church. She was a cook at the Cissna Park High School for many years and also worked at her son’s jewelry store, Rothery Jewlers.
Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, June 1, 2012 at the Cissna Park United Methodist Church. Rev. Janet Longtin will officiate. Burial will be in the Cissna Park Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 4:00-7:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 31, 2012 at Knapp Funeral Home in Cissna Park and 1 hour prior to the service at the church.
Memorials may be made to Iroquois Memorial Hospice or Peace Meals.
Please sign the online guestbook at knappfuneralhomes.com.