Doris Catherine Hightower - 91
7/26/1924 - 9/21/2015
Doris Catherine Hightower age 91 of Macomb, passed away, Monday, September 21, 2015, at Wesley Village Memory Care Unit. She was born July 27, 1924 in Rushville, Illinois, to Carl and Carrie Simpson Heitz. Doris was united in marriage on June 22, 1946, in Rushville, Illinois to Rolla Hightower Jr., he preceded her in death on July 6, 2007. Also she was preceded by her parents, 3 Brothers: Kermit, Albert and Robert Heitz.
Surviving to mourn her passing are 1 Daughter: Deborah (Darrell) Negley, Macomb, Illinois, 1 Son: Michael (Tara) Hightower, Poway, California, 7 Grandchildren: Jason (Reanna) Hightower, Ryan Hightower, Corey Hightower, all of San Diego, California, Skyler, Riley and Kodi Hightower of Poway, California, Drew Negley of Littleton, Colorado, 2 Great Grandchildren: Nolan and Samuel Hightower of San Diego, California, 1 Brother-in-Law: Robert Hightower of Kirksville, Missouri and 1 Sister-in-Law: Norma Heitz of Rushville, Illinois.
Doris was employed at the Schuyler Telephone Company and Mickelberry Packing Company in Rushville before moving to Colchester. She then worked at the Colchester Grade School Cafeteria, before working in the Cataloging department of the Western Illinois University Library for 20 years, until her retirement in 1986. She was a 1942 graduate of Rushville High School, Doris was a member of the Macomb Church of God Abrahamic Faith where she also served as treasurer. Doris enjoyed her grandchildren, pets, baking, quilting, and knitting.
Funeral services will be 1:00 P.M. Saturday, October 3, 2015, at the Jones Mortuary in Colchester with Rev. Darrell Cardwell. Visitation with the family will be from 11:00 till 1:00 at the Funeral home on Saturday. Burial will take place at Mt. Auburn Cemetery in Colchester. Friends may view and sign the register book at the funeral home after 9:00 A.M. Friday. Memorial is to Wesley Village Memory Care Unit. Online Condolences may be expressed to the family at jonesmortuaryfh.com
11:00 to 1:00 Saturday at the Funeral Home
1:00 P.M. Saturday at the Funeral Home