Dorothy East

Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 22, 2020 at Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville for Dorothy Ann (Harting) East.

Mrs. East, 91, died July 18 at her home.

She was born September 7, 1928 in Alton, the daughter of the late Amiel and Theresa A. “Nettie” (Wheaton) Harting. She married William Eldon East in 1947; he died in 2019.

Their home was always full of activity and love with many family get togethers, as her family and their 10 children, were the center of their world. She enjoyed many activities, always striving to achieve “Nettie Do” perfection. After many years raising her family, she began working at the Alton Mental Health Center, where she was the perfect fit for the activity department. She remained there for many years, retiring in 1990.

After retirement, she and her husband enjoyed their condo in Naples, Florida.

Surviving are nine children, including Melody (Roger) Vetter, David East of Kane, Turese (Kent) Beiermann, Bill (June) East, Jeri (Rusty) Kuehnel, Pati (Mark) Carpunky, Rosemary (Doug) Mann and Matt (Ann) East, all of Jerseyville; 40 grandchildren; 49 great-grandchildren (twins due in September); eight great-great-grandchildren and a brother.

A private burial will be held at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Fieldon, with military services provided by Jerseyville American Legion Post #492, in honor of her husband’s service with the U.S. Army.

Memorials may be made to Grace Community Baptist Church in Jerseyville, where she was a member or the Special Olympics.