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Dorothy J. Ventsias

April 22, 1932 — December 20, 2022

Diamond

Dorothy J. Ventsias

"Dottie"

Age 90 of Diamond, Illinois, and formerly Joliet, Illinois, died unexpectedly on December 20, 2022 at Silver Cross Medical Center in New Lenox, Illinois.

Born April 22, 1932 in Lockport Township, Dorothy Joan was a daughter of Kelly George and Lucy (Coates) Barto. She was raised and educated in the Lockport area and graduated from Joliet Township High School. Dorothy married John Ventsias and worked alongside John for more than 25 years as the office manager for the family restaurant supply business.

Throughout the years, Dottie enjoyed numerous crafts and took pleasure in cooking and baking. In addition, she enjoyed the theater, both stage plays and movies. She was a member of the Country Meadows Association.

Dorothy is survived by two sisters-in-law: Thea Ann Ventsias of Stamford, Connecticut and Penny Barto of Sugar Grove, Illinois, and one brother-in-law, James Ventsias of Yorkville, Illinois, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents; husband, John on December 25, 2002; son, Anthony on March 22, 2013 and daughter, Deborah on December 17, 2013.

Cremation rites have been accorded.

A memorial gathering will be held at Reeves Funeral Home, 75 N. Broadway (one block north of Illinois Route 113) in Coal City on Thursday, January 5, 2023 from 10:00 a.m. until time of Celebration of Life at 12:00 p.m. Inurnment will follow in Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood at 1:30 p.m., where she will be laid to rest with her late husband.

Preferred memorials in lieu of flowers may be made as gifts in Dottie’s name to any of her favorite charities: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital; Native American Heritage Association or to Morning Star Mission in Joliet, Illinois.

Family and friends are encouraged to log onto www.ReevesFuneral.com to sign the guest book, upload photographs and share Dorothy’s memorial page.

Cremation services and memorial arrangements have been made under the direction and care of Reeves Funeral Homes, Ltd. in Coal City. (815-634-2125)

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Memorial Visitation

Thursday, January 5, 2023

10:00am - 12:00 pm (Central time)

Reeves Funeral Home Coal City

75 North Broadway, Coal City, IL 60416

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Celebration of Life

Thursday, January 5, 2023

12:00 - 12:30 pm (Central time)

Reeves Funeral Home Coal City

75 North Broadway, Coal City, IL 60416

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Interment Services

Thursday, January 5, 2023

1:30 - 1:45 pm (Central time)

Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery

20953 W Hoff Rd, Elwood, IL 60421

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