Dorothy M. Schopp, 77, Heyworth, died at 4:12 a.m. Thursday (Aug. 15, 2013) at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center, Bloomington.
Her Mass of Christian burial will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Epiphany Catholic Church, Normal, with Monsignor Eric Powell officiating. Interment will be at Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery, Normal. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. Monday until the time of Mass at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Epiphany Catholic Church Building Fund. Kibler-Brady-Ruestman Memorial Home, Bloomington, is assisting with arrangements.
Dorothy was born July 27, 1936, in Colfax, a daughter of Henry and Mary Zula Brown Fackler. She married Lyle A. Schopp on Oct. 1, 1955, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Colfax. He died Feb. 4, 2013.
She is survived by her children, Cathy (Gregg) Winters, Steven (Pam) Schopp and Michael (Melinda) Schopp; six grandchildren, Kyle Winters, Kelsey Tuttle, Bryan Schopp, Christina Schopp (fiance, Timothy Margherio), Dustin Schopp and Corey Schopp; three great-grandchildren, Kaylin Winters, Jace Winters and Landen Schopp; sisters, Louise Coffey, Regina Johnson, Bernadine Hilgeman and Verna Bett; her special friends, Bill and Doris Wherry and Richard and Liz McGuire; and her best friend, Mary Ellen Schoon.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, three brothers and two sisters.
Dorothy was a member of Epiphany Catholic Church, Normal, and a member of McLean County Farm Bureau, Normal. She loved reading and attending auctions at Wapella Auction House with her husband, Lyle. She was an avid bowler in her younger years and enjoyed helping her husband on the family farm.
Dorothy and Lyle enjoyed traveling to Europe and Hawaii. They raised chickens and had an egg delivery route. Dorothy enjoyed baking and shared her talent by providing desserts for the funeral committee at Epiphany Church. She was also a member of the Altar and Rosary Society.
She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother who loved her family and special times she shared with her four sisters.
She will be sadly missed by her family and friends.