Dorothy Sleeman

Dorothy Joan Sleeman

1930 - 2017

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Obituary of Dorothy Sleeman


Dorothy Joan Sleeman, age 87, of Scottville, Il. died early Thursday morning (October 12, 2017) at Reflections Memory Care in Chatham, Il.

She was born February 16, 1930 in Foxburg, Pennsylvania daughter of the late Harley L. Johnston and Evelyn Rupert Johnston Kerr

She married Walter R. Sleeman, Jr.  on June 25, 1955 in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania and he preceded her in death on February 17, 1988.

Surviving are her children, Beth Yount (Steve) of Silvis, Il. and Mark Sleeman of Springfield, Il.; two grandchildren, Justin Yount of Longwood, Fla. and Garrett Yount (Amalia) of Lake In The Hills, Il.; one great-granddaughter, Charlotte Yount of Lake In The Hills, Il.; one sister, Mary Lou McEwen of State College, Pennsylvania; and three nieces and two nephews.

She was preceded in death by parents and husband.

Joan was a graduate of Clarion State Teacher’s College in Clarion, Pennsylvania and taught 3rd grade.  She loved to do arts and crafts, volunteering at Lincoln Memorial Gardens in Springfield, Il. 

Private graveside services will be Monday (October 16, 2017) at Scottville West Cemetery.  There will be no visitation.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Lincoln Memorial Gardens c/o Neece-Airsman-Hires Funeral Home, 349 Tanner, Waverly, Il. 62692.  Condolences may be sent to the family online at