Dorothy M. Bargetzi
Dorothy Marie (Clayton) Bargetzi, age 89, of Highland, IL., died Thursday, November 22, 2007, at Highland Health Care Center in Highland, IL.
She was born April 13, 1918, in Highland, IL., the daughter of Walter and Clara (Weiss) Clayton.
On August 18, 1940, she married Clarence A. Bargetzi, in St. Charles, MO, and he survives.
Dorothy was born east of Highland on a farm. At age 6 she moved to Sebastopol Area and attended Fricker Country School. Prior to her marriage she was a housekeeper. In 1943, she and her husband moved to a farm south of Highland where they grew grain and raised hogs. She worked at Artex International as a seamstress for 35 years and retired at age 62. They moved into Highland in 1998. She played piano and organ and loved to play music. She performed with Lenny Plocher, Bob Wohl and her husband in the Eidelweis Band. She also enjoyed fishing, sewing and loved animals.
She was a member of Evangelical United Church of Christ-Highland, IL. She was also a member of Former member of Musicians Local #175.
Survivors include Husband-Clarence A. Bargetzi of Highland, Ill., Sister-In-Law-Betty Smith of Pocahontas, Ill., Sister-in-law-Virginia C. Bargetzi of Highland, Ill., Sister-in-law-Gladys L. Clayton of Highland, Ill., Nephew-Dennis W. (Reva) Bargetzi of Highland, Ill., Nephew-Larry G. Clayton of Highland, Ill., Nephew-Preston G. Smith of Mattoon, Ill., Niece-Carol A. Gross of Highland, Ill., Niece-June D. (Larry) Noll of St. Jacob, Ill., Niece-Marci A. Slape of Pocahontas, Ill., G-Nephew-Jerry O. Clayton of Inola, Okla., G-Nephew-Lee A. Clayton of Inola, Okla., G-Nephew-Jeffery N. Smith of Nokomis, Ill., G-Nephew-Timothy Slape of St. Louis, Mo.,G-Nephew Lee A. Gustin(Fiance Lori Henry, G, Niece Lisa G. (David) Gross, G-Niece-Nicole (James) Hill, G-Niece-Michelle (Scott) Riepshoff, G-Niece-Erin K. (Donald) Moos-Smith of Highland, Ill., G-Niece-Tara (Jon) Thompson of Pocahontas, Ill., G-Niece-Shelley (Kevin) Forys of Greenville, Ill., G-Niece-Stephanie (Greg) Birckbichler of Mattoon, Ill., Great Great Nieces & Nephews-Several .
She was preceeded in death by Father-Walter M. Clayton, died6/3/1949, Mother-Clara C. Clayton,nee Weiss, died3/15/1981, Brother-Orville A. Clayton, Brother-Wesley Clayton, died as an infant
Arrangements are being handled by Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland, Ill.
Visitation will be held from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM Sunday, November 25, 2007, at Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland, IL, and from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM Monday, November 26, 2007. , at Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home
Funeral service will be at 12:00 PM on Monday, November 26, 2007, at Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland, IL., with Rev. Dr. David Beebe officiating.
Interment will be at Highland City Cemetery in Highland, Ill.
Memorial contributions may be made to Highland Animal Shelter, Louis Latzer Memorial Library or
Highland - Highland/Pierron Fire Department.
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