SPRINGFIELD- Dorothy L. Zake, 87, of Springfield, died at 6:35 p.m. Thursday, January 19, 2012 at Memorial Medical Center. She was born December 8, 1924 to Clarence and Lillian Peters Smith. She married Charles O. Zake on April 5, 1947 and he preceded her in death on June 4, 1981. Also preceding her in death are her parents, one brother, Joe Painter, one son, Harry Coffin and one niece.
Survivors include two sons, William (Shelly) Zake of Springfield, Francis “Half Pint” (Betty) Zake of Springfield, 14 grandchildren, 23 great grandchildren, one niece and one nephew.
Dorothy was a member at Calvary Temple, she worked for the Illinois Department of Revenue, and was also homemaker. She was an avid NASCAR fan and loved spending time with her family.
Visitation: 5-7 pm Monday January 23, 2012 at Staab Funeral Home.
Funeral Service: 7 p.m. Monday, January 23, 2012 at Staab Funeral Home with Pastor Dawn Stuemke officiating. Burial will be at Camp Butler National Cemetery at a later date.
Memorials may be made to American Heart Association.