We Live in Hearts We Leave Behind ~ Thomas Campbell

Dorothy Kerkhover

A Funeral Mass will be held Saturday, August 10, 2013 for 84 year old Dorothy Kerkhover of Cape Girardeau, MO, formerly of Chester, IL, who died Friday, August 2, 2013 at The Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau, MO.

Dorothy was born March 16, 1929 in St. Louis, MO, the daughter of Mathew and Angela (Saale) Devos. She married Herman Jany on June 17, 1953 and he preceded her in death on October 17, 1984. She later married Louis Kerkhover in April 1986 in Chester, IL and he preceded her in death on January 11, 2002.

Survivors include two children, Michele Wittenborn of Cape Girardeau, MO and Michael Jany of Winamac, IN. Three step children, Sandra Mahon of Moline, IL, Gary Kerkhover of Rockwood, IL and Jeff Kerkhover of Chester, IL. Three grandchildren, two great grandchildren and numerous step-grandchildren and step-great grandchildren also survive.

She was preceded in death by her parents, both husbands and two half brothers.

Visitation will be from 4pm to 8pm Friday, August 9, 2013 and from 7:30am to 9:30am Saturday, August 10, 2013 at the Pechacek-McClure Funeral Home in Chester, IL.

A Funeral Mass for 84 year old Dorothy Kerkhover will be celebrated at 10am Saturday, August 10, 2013 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Chester, IL with Father Ben Stern officiating.

Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Memorials can be made to St. Mary’s Catholic School in Chester, IL or to St. Jude’s Hospital in Memphis, TN.