Dora Mae (Pulliam) VanHouten

Born: Wed., May 8, 1929
Died: Fri., Mar. 22, 2013


4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Sat., Mar. 23, 2013
Location: Pulliam Funeral Home

Funeral Service

2:00 PM Sun., Mar. 24, 2013
Location: Pulliam Funeral Home

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Mrs. Dora Mae VanHouten, age 83 of Robinson, IL, died Friday March 22, 2013 at 2:05 AM at Good Samaritan Hospital, Vincennes, IN, following many years of respiratory disease.

Born May 8, 1929 in South Muddy Township, Jasper County, IL she was the daughter of Troy L. Pulliam Sr. and Lola Mae (Johnson) Pulliam.  On September 17, 1949 she married Gene VanHouten and he survives.  

Other survivors include sons and daughters-in-law, William D. “Bill” and Liz VanHouten, Sacremento, CA; Rick and Jeonilla VanHouten, Ash Flat, AR; four grandchildren, Jim and Alisa Milburn, Sacramento, CA; Amy and Jules Pinero, Ponchatoula, LA; Nick VanHouten and Evelyn Blanchard, Robinson, IL; Randy and Lindsey VanHouten, Nashville, NC; three great grandchildren, Logan, Olivia and Avery VanHouten all of Nashville, NC along with several nieces and nephews.

Preceding her in death were her parents, Troy L. Pulliam Sr. in 1964 and Lola Mae Pulliam in 2003 and a brother Troy L. Pulliam Jr. in 1976.

Funeral service will be Sunday March 24, 2013 at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, IL at 2:00 PM with Bro. Joe Griffith officiating.  Visitation will be Saturday March 23, 2013 from 4:00 until 7:00 PM and on Sunday from 1:00 PM until the time of services at 2:00 PM at the funeral home.  Burial will be in the Hutsonville Cemetery, Hutsonville, IL.  

Memorial donations may be made to the Gideons Memorial Bible Program with envelopes available at the funeral home.

Charitable donations may be made in Dora's memory to the following organization:

The Gideons Memorial Bible Program
Robinson, IL

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Dennis/Barbara Whightsel
   Posted Fri March 22, 2013
Sending our Love and Sympathy at this time.

Debbie Ritch
   Posted Fri March 22, 2013
My thoughts and prayers are with you all tonight. Every time I get sad I think that she'd be the first one to tell me not to be sad. Smile, it makes people wonder what you've been up to. At least I know that she's not having trouble breathing tonight.

Bob Inboden and Nancy
   Posted Fri March 22, 2013
Our Deepest Sympathies to Gene and the Family. Dora will be missed so very much.

Ray and Cathy Landers
   Posted Fri March 22, 2013
To the Vanhouten family,
we send our condolences and pray for comfort from God for all of you.

Jo-Lee Westfall
   Posted Sat March 23, 2013
Prayers for the families at this time.

Norman & Lola Sensabaugh
   Posted Sat March 23, 2013
Dora was a wonderful friend. We and all that knew her will miss her. Our
love and prayers to Gene, Rick, Bill and all the family.
All our love, Norman & Lola

Don & Jan Metcalf
   Posted Sat March 23, 2013
She was a wonderful Wife, Mother and Friend. Wish we could have been there to say goodbye. My heart is there, Dear Dora Mae. I love you. Jan

Barry and Jan Stehman
   Posted Sat March 23, 2013
Rest well my dear friend. How I will miss you. We have such fond memories of our times here in Lindale, Texas. You provided such friendship, times of just sitting down at the table drinking endless cups of Gene's great coffee. I missed you both so much when you moved back to Robinson. Though we only got to visit with you a few times after your move, you remained a great friend. I will always love you Gene and Dora Mae. Thank you for loving me.

Larry and Gina Wilson
   Posted Sun March 24, 2013
Our sympathies are with you and family at this time. Dora was a sweet and kind lady who will be missed. We so enjoyed our talks at Gabriel's.

Debbie VanHouten Foshee
   Posted Mon March 25, 2013
Love to Uncle Gene and Bill and Rick and their families. I wish I could have been with you last week. Aunt Dora Mae was a wonderful lady and I have nothing but happy memories of her. Love, Deb

Marjorie Grant
   Posted Sun March 31, 2013
Gene and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Dora Mae was such a sweet lady.

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