Dorothy J. Workman

Dorothy Jean Workman of Glen Carbon, IL, formerly of Moline, IL, died on January 11 at home with family. Dorothy was born February 1, 1924, in Moline to Oscar and Clara Bartels Nelson.

She graduated from Moline High School. Prior to her marriage of 68 years she worked at Moline Tool Company. She married H. Burdette “Bud” Workman on September 10, 1949, at Gordon Memorial Congregational Church in Moline where she taught Sunday school for many years.

Dorothy was involved in volunteer work with Girl Scouts and delivery service with Meals on Wheels, and she was awarded Life Membership in the Illinois PTA. She was a member of Riverside United Methodist Church (formerly First United Methodist Church) in Moline, and she belonged to Rock Island County Historical Society and Glen Carbon (IL) Senior Center. In her free time you could often find her at a card table in a game of bridge, working a difficult jigsaw or crossword puzzle, or sewing a quilt for a new grandchild.

She is survived by her children Julie (Jeff) Jenkins of Trumbull, CT, Kathy (John) Nehrt of Troy, IL, and David (Sheri) Workman of Westborough, MA; her grandchildren Ellen (Vivi) Jenkins, Braden (Stephanie) Jenkins, Timothy (Melissa) Nehrt, Andrew (Jodie) Nehrt, Rebecca (David) Nehrt-Flores, and Kendra Workman; her 8 great-grandchildren Claire, Elliott, Ivy, and Henry Nehrt, Juniper and Graham Nehrt-Flores, Quinn Jenkins, and Moa Jenkins-Forny; and her many nieces and nephews. Preceding her in death were her parents, sisters Lorene Lyons, Edris LaDage, Shirley Wilder, and brother Vernon Nelson.

Memorial service and burial will be at a later date in Moline,IL.

Memorials may be made to Riverside United Methodist Church, 712 16th ST or Youth Hope (formerly Christian Friendliness), 3928 12th AVE, both of Moline, IL, 61265.

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