Dorothy E. (Kannmacher) Tingley

Born: Sat., Jun. 12, 1920
Died: Sun., Mar. 3, 2013


10:00 AM to 12:00 PM, Wed., Mar. 06, 2013
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM, Wed., Mar. 06, 2013
Location: Pulliam Funeral Home

Funeral Service

2:00 PM Wed., Mar. 06, 2013
Location: Pulliam Funeral Home

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Mrs. Dorothy E. Tingley, age 92, of Hutsonville, Illinois, passed away as she had lived, with peace and grace, on Sunday, March 3, 2013 at 11:05 PM at Cotillion Ridge Nursing Center, Robinson, Illinois, with her husband Carl at her side.

Dorothy was born June 12, 1920, in Clark County, Illinois, one of five children of Harry and Edith (Kile) Kannmacher.  Dorothy attended the Jackson School and Marshall and Martinsville High Schools, graduating from Martinsville in 1938.  From there she attended Eastern Illinois State Teachers College, and eventually taught at the Jackson and Brosman schools before joining the Navy in June of 1943.  While in the Navy Dorothy served in the Medical Corps, stationed at Great Lakes Naval Base.

In August of 1944 Dorothy married Carl T. Tingley, eventually settling in Hutsonville, Illinois in 1947, starting a J.I. Case implement dealership, and later engaging in farming also.  Her husband of 68 years, Carl Tingley, survives.  Dorothy worked at the implement business and on the farm and was active in the Hutsonville Methodist Church and the Methodist Women’s Society.

In addition to her husband, Dorothy is survived by three sons and daughters-in-law:  Robert and Sally Tingley, Effingham, Illinois; Carl D. and Kris Tingley, Hutsonville, Illinois; John and Kathy Tingley, Bourbonnais, Illinois; six grandchildren and spouses, Scott and Jennifer Tingley, New Lenox, Illinois; Chris and Michelle Tingley, Effingham, Illinois; TJ and Ashley Tingley, Robinson, Illinois; Mark and Stacy Tingley, Machesney Park, Illinois; Danielle and Jonah Ralston, East Lansing, Michigan; Evan and Jaclynne Tingley, Bourbonnais, Illinois; ten great-grandchildren; one sister and brother-in-law, Vivian and John Seeburger; sisters-in-law, Marge Kannmacher, Mame Kannmacher, Vernice Tingley, Margaret Ann Tingley and Helen Tingley.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her brothers John and Dale Kannmacher; a sister and husband, Kay and Scott Everhart; brothers-in-law, Bill, Gene and Guy Tingley; in-laws, Jane and Russell Abel and Mary and Bill McGee.

Funeral service will be Wednesday March 6, 2013 at 2:00 pm at Pulliam Funeral Home, Hutsonville, Illinois with Rev. Bessie Adams officiating.  Visitation will be Wednesday March 6, 2013 from 10:00 am until 12:00 pm and from 1:00 pm until time of service at 2:00 pm at Pulliam Funeral Home, Hutsonville, Illinois.  Burial will be in the Marshall Cemetery, Marshall, Illinois.

Memorials may be made to the Hutsonville United Methodist Church or Lincolnland Hospice with envelopes available at the funeral home.  

Graveside Military rites will be provided by the Marshall American Legion Post.

Charitable donations may be made in Dorothy's memory to the following organizations:

Hutsonville United Methodist Church
205 East Clover Street, Hutsonville, Illinois 62433

Lincolnland Hospice
Tel: (217) 258- or 348-2525

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Sharon and Randy Adkins
   Posted Mon March 04, 2013
So sorry to hear of the passing of Dorothy. What a wonderful lady. I always looked forward to seeing her in church and talking with her.

Sara & Joe Riggs
   Posted Mon March 04, 2013
Carl and family, we are so sorry for your loss. Dorothy was always the most kind lady anytime we would see her at the cafe. She was always wearing a smile. Hugs and prayers to each of you.

Janet Musgrave Goodwin
   Posted Mon March 04, 2013
So sad to hear of Dorothy's passing. A grand lady with a beautiful smile! She will be missed.

Mark & Paula Sutton
   Posted Tue March 05, 2013
Our condolences to the Tingley family. We send our prayers and strength during this difficult time.

Don & Mary Lou Pallissard
   Posted Tue March 05, 2013
John and Family - Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this sad time. God Be with you.

Don and Janet Anderson
   Posted Tue March 05, 2013
Carl and family--We were saddened to hear of Dorothy's passing. Janet and I always tried to stop and say a few words when we were at Cotillion visiting mom. What a special lady. Just last week I was talking with people at work about church suppers and bragging about her noodles. We will be thinking of you and will be keeping you in our prayers.

Donna Ridgway
   Posted Wed March 06, 2013
I am so sorry to hear of Dorothy's passing. Of course, she will always be Mrs. Tingley to me. I still remember her subsitute teaching for Mrs. Abbott when I was in 1st and 2nd grade at Annapolis Grade School. As I reacquainted with her in my adult years she was always pleasant and had a smile on her face. she will be missed. My thoughts and prayers to the entire family, especially to Carl Sr. and John.

Tracey McCord
   Posted Fri March 08, 2013
I cherished every visit with Dorothy. She was a treasure! She exhibited such grace. Praying for peace and comfort!

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