Dorothy Marie Ashford, 90, of Cape Coral, Florida and formerly of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, May 11, 2011 in Cape Coral. She was born March 12, 1921 in Michigan, a daughter of the late Oral and Jessie (Bell) Sayers. She retired in 1978 from the United States Governments after 25 years of dedicated secretarial service. The United States Navy veteran proudly served her country during World War II. She was a member of the AMVETS Post #51 in Pontoon Beach and a member of Nameoki United Methodist Church in Granite City. She is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Jerry and Bridgett Ashford of Cape Coral, Florida; one daughter, Dixie Peavlor of Wentzville, Missouri; two grandchildren, Chip Ashford and Brittany Ashford; five great grandchildren, Haley Ashford, Madison Ashford, Olivia Ashford, Gavin Ashford and Malaki Locke; other extended family and friends. In addition to her beloved parents, she was preceded in death by three sisters.
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