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Dorothy Neil

March 17, 1924 — July 28, 2020

Dorothy F. Neil 96, of Quincy formerly of Mendon passed away at 8:06 A.M. on Tuesday, July 28, 2020 in her home.

Dorothy was born on March 17, 1924  in Lima to Valey and Mary Inez (Conover) Brickman. She married Richard Warren Neil on December 10, 1948 in Warsaw. Richard passed away on April 5, 2014.

Dorothy went to school at Fawbush, then graduated as a junior valedictorian when Lima High School closed. She went to Quincy High School for her senior year and graduated as salutatorian. Dorothy then attended Gem City Business College.

She worked for Bower and Ford Motor Company in Quincy. She was Secretary/Treasurer of Neil Oil Company from 1953 to 2008, when she retired.

Dorothy was a member of Lima Federated Church, where she led the church choir and sang for many different church events as well as served on the church board. She was a member of the Eastern Star, where she held the office of Worthy Matron several times. She served on the Adams County Fair Board for nine years. She enjoyed many hobbies, including, reading, playing cards, bowling, going to country/western concerts and her and Richard were members of the Good Sams Motor Home traveling club and Quincy Area Travel Trailer Club and enjoyed seeing the sites throughout the United States.

Surviving are; three children, Dave (Patti) Neil of Quincy, Janet Shelton of Springfield, Carol (Scott) Neudecker of Alton; seven grandchildren, Steven Neil of Jupiter, FL., Matt Neil of Bozeman, MT, Christian ( Lauren) Shelton of Chicago, Lucas (Jennifer) Shelton of Springfield, Kendall (Brad) Davis of Brighton, Kayla (Jon) Grant of Alton, Drew (Fiance Liz Kerr) of St. Charles, Mo; seven great-grandchildren, Jack Neil of Jupiter, Fl. Cyrus Shelton of Chicago, Asher Shelton of Springfield, Grace Davis of Brighton, Henry Davis of Brighton, Brenna Grant, Sophie Grant of Alton and several nieces and nephews.

Dorothy was preceded in death by; her husband of 65 years, her sister Helen Bruder, a brother-in-law, Donald Neil, Sister-in-law, Virginia Wilson, Brother-in-law, Gerald McCormick, and brother-in-law, Carroll, Bruder.

The family would like to thank the staff of Blessing Hospice and the twelve wonderful caregivers that would come in and sit with her throughout the days and nights as she made her transition.

Private family services will be held at Quincy Memorial Park in Quincy. Memorial contributions have been suggested to Quincy Public Library or St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. You are invited to share memories of Dorothy and leave condolences at

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