Duvall, Dorothy

Dorothy M. Duvall

Dorothy M. Duvall, 93, of Galesburg, died at 3:10 a.m. Wednesday, April 13, 2022, in Seminary Manor.

Dorothy was born September 5, 1928, in Galesburg, the daughter of Herbert M. and Florence (Anderson) Allen.  She married Phillip E. Duvall Sr. on November 21, 1948 in Galesburg.  He preceded her in death on October 2, 2003 after nearly 55 years of marriage.

She is survived by four children, Linda (Don) Thomas of Galesburg, Connie (Bill) Kemper of Galesburg, Phillip (Liz) Duvall Jr. of Sheridan, Wyoming, and Sally Duke of Galesburg; eight grandchildren, Tina (Keith) Thrasher, Scott Thomas, Amy Kemper, Todd Kemper, Jeff Duvall, Michael Duke, Jaclyn Duke, and Nicholas Duke; four great grandsons, Alex Kemper, Shadow Duvall, Shane Duvall, and Sean Duvall; one brother, Bert Allen Jr. of Galesburg; and a sister, Gwen Allen of Galesburg.  In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers, and two sisters.

Dorothy graduated from Galesburg High School in 1947 and spent her entire life in Galesburg as a homemaker to her family.  She was a member of the Covenant Church and was involved in numerous church activities, especially when her children were young.  Family and church were Dorothy’s life.

Visitation will be 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, April 21, 2022 at Hinchliff-Pearson-West Funeral Directors and Cremation Services Galesburg Chapel.  Funeral service will be 10 a.m. Friday, April 22, 2022 at the chapel with Christine Bailey officiating.  Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery.  Memorial contributions in Dorothy’s name may be made to the Covenant Church or St. Jude Children’s Hospital.  Online condolences for the family may be left on the funeral home’s website at

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