Dorothy Regenhardt, 90, of Glen Carbon and formerly of Mt. Vernon, died 11:25 a.m. Saturday, April 5, 2014, at Anderson Hospital in Maryville.
She was born Tuesday, Oct. 9, 1923, in Erie, Pa., the daughter of John Fredrick and Alice (Hines) Jeffery. She was married to William Regenhardt.
Dorothy graduated from Erie Academy High School and Ohio University with a B.S. degree in secondary education. She taught school in Conneaut, Ohio, before moving to Illinois. While living in Mt. Vernon, she served as the first woman elder in the First Presbyterian Church for many years and was active in informal study club, Mt. Vernon PanHellenic and Good Samaritan Hospital Auxiliary in the gift shop for ten years. She enjoyed knitting and needle point and was active in Girl Scouts as a leader when her four girls were young. She worked at M.E. Jackson Jewelry Store for many years.
She is survived by son, Jim Regenhardt and wife Doris of Mountain Home, Ark.; four daughters, Sandra King and husband Ed of St. Charles, Mo., Amy Amann of Northeast, Pa., Carol Ambrosius and husband Ron of Cypress, Texas and Katy Briggs and husband Randall of Argenta; 15 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, brother, Richard Jeffery of Florida; and one nephew and several cousins.
She was preceded in death by her parents; one granddaughter, Rachel Amann; and son-in-law, Tim Amann.
Memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Hughey Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon with the Rev. Stacy Tate officiating.
In honor of Dorothy’s wishes, she will be cremated and a gathering of family and friends will be held from 12 p.m. until the time of service at 1 p.m. Saturday at Hughey Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon.
For those who wish, memorials may be given to the Good Samaritan Hospital Auxiliary and will be accepted at the funeral home or mailed to Hughey Funeral Home, P.O. Box 721, Mt. Vernon, IL 62864.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Hughey Funeral Home where you may call 242-3348 or visit www.hugheyfh.com for further information and to send condolences.