Dottie Mae (Gebo) Chester

January 18, 1942 ~ September 8, 2021 (age 79)


Dottie Mae Chester of Lansing, Illinois passed away peacefully on Wednesday, September 8, 2021. She is survived by 5 of her 6 children. Kathy (Gebo) Rudofski = 1 grandchild (Robin), 3 great grandchildren (Bianca, Anthony, Daniel), 2 great great grandchildren (Kailani, Elias). Philip Gebo = 3 grandchildren (Cormick, Cadyn, Cavanagh). Daughter-in-law Lisa Gebo = 3 grandchildren (Brittany, Ron 3rd, (Miranda)), 6 great grandchildren (Damon, Abby, Alexa, Ron 4th, Zendaya, Walker). Bettye' (Gebo) (Brian) Sliger = 1 grandchild (Brian Jr.). Willie (Tabitha) Gebo = 3 grandchildren (Alyssa, Whitney, Jerry), 2 great grandchildren (Alayah, Jeremiah Jr.). Jim (Julie) Gebo = 4 grandchildren (Wesley (Kristen), Colten (Abby)). Sisters: Betty Dale Baker of Paducah, Kentucky, Peggy Sue (Sam) McAllister of Barling, Arkansas, and lots of loving Nieces, Nephews and Cousins. 

Preceded in death by her son Ron Gebo Jr., Mother and Father Walsie Mae (Gus) Ross, Sisters Patsy Lou (Bill) Wright, Shirley Kramer, Brothers Gene Ross, Jackie Ross, Bobby Wayne (George) Ross. 

Dottie was a single mother of 6 children who sacrificed everything for them. She raised her children in Sauk Village, Illinois. She worked at Oklahoma Smith Furniture Co. in Ft. Smith, Arkansas, Lansing Cleaners in Lansing, Illinois and Tri-State Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Lansing, Illinois from which she retired. She resided at Buford Walker Senior Housing in Lansing, Illinois which she loved and had many memorable friends in which she wished to say a special goodbye. Dottie loved each and everyone of her family and the Lord also to which she is now by his glorious side. Dottie is very much loved and will be deeply missed. 

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