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Dorothy May Pearson, 95, of Rockford, IL, passed away peacefully at Wesley Willows June 23, 2018. Born July 15, 1922 in Unionville, MO to Milo Earl Stanton and Virl May Exline Stanton. A graduate of East High School in 1941, she received her Registered Nurses degree from Rockford Memorial Hospital in 1944. Dorothy worked for Rockford Memorial Hospital, Wesley Willows and as a private duty nurse. She was a member of Bethesda Covenant Church, served as secretary in their Rachel Circle, and was a member of the Mendelssohn Club. Dressed in a vintage nurse's uniform, Dorothy volunteered as a tour guide for Rockford Hospital at Midway Village Museum. In 1997, she was named Rockford's Senior of the Year through Cornerstone Resources.
Dorothy married Henry Pearson in 1944 they had 3 children. Predeceased by her parents, her husband of 61 years and her sister, Virginia Seymour. Survived by her children Brad (Sheri) Pearson, Stillman Valley, IL, Janice A. Carrison, Loudon, TN, David A. Pearson, Brodhead, WI; Grandchildren, Timothy (Brenda) Pearson, Troy (Melissa) Pearson, Sara Pearson, Noah (Rachel) Hansen, Chelsea T. Leech, Allan L. Pearson; Great-grandchildren, Emily Pearson, Dylan Pearson, Ryan Moritz, Ethan Pearson, Cecily Hansen, Eloise Hansen; Niece, Loretta (Gill) Clay.
Services will be held Friday, July 6th, 2018 at Bethesda Covenant Church, 2101 East State St, Rockford, IL. Visitation at 10:00 am, service at 10:45. In lieu of flowers, memorials are requested to be made to Wesley Willows Good Samaritan Fund.
Arrangements by Olson Funeral & Cremation Services Ltd. To share a memory or online condolence, visit

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  1. Garrison Family

    Our family celebrates Dorothy as a loving, caring, generous, and giving person. Our thoughts go out to David, Brad, Janice, grand and great grandchildren, family and her many friends. Our prayers are extended to all.

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