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Margaret Jaynece (Blankenship) Dothager

July 17, 1926 ~ June 20, 2021 (age 94)

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Margaret "Jaynece" Dothager, 94, of Greenville, Illinois, formerly of Mulberry Grove, Illinois, passed away Sunday, June 20, 2021, at Cedarhurst of Greenville, in Greenville, Illinois, surrounded by all of her children.
 
Services will be held at 10:30 AM, Wednesday, June 23, 2021, at First Baptist Church, Mulberry Grove, IL, with Pastor Joe Lawson officiating. Burial will follow at Taylor Cemetery, rural Vandalia, IL. Visitation will be held from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Tuesday, June 22, 2021, at Miller Funeral Home, Vandalia, IL, and 1 hour prior to the service on Wednesday at the church. Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, Mulberry Grove, IL, and/or Fayco Enterprises, Vandalia, IL. Miller Funeral Home, Vandalia, IL, is in charge of arrangements. Online memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www.millerfh.net.
 
She was born July 17, 1926, in Rural Coffeen, IL, the daughter of Reginald L. & Almeda B. (Causey) Blankenship. She married Wilbert Herman Dothager on January 27, 1951, in Rural Coffeen, IL. He passed away December 7, 2010. She was a retired teacher and member of First Baptist Church, Mulberry Grove, IL. Jaynece was a life-long educator throughout the Vandalia School district and surrounding areas. She started teaching when she was 18 years old in a one-room schoolhouse and continued into her retirement years. Jaynece enjoyed reading to her students and also taught Sunday and Bible School.
 
She is survived by: Sons - Daniel Dothager & Aurelia, Fairhope, AL, Dwight Dothager & Julie, Vandalia, IL, and  Randal Dothager, Mulberry Grove, IL; Daughters - Janice Dodson & Danny, Pocahontas, IL and Regina Robart & Vaughn, Greenville, IL; 15 Grandchildren; 22 Great Grandchildren; Brother - Roger Blankenship & Janet, Nokomis, IL; and Sister - Jewel Gunn & Kenneth, Fayetteville, GA. 
 
Preceded in death by: Her Parents; Husband; Brothers - Harold & Reginald Blankenship; and Sisters - Infant-Joy & Rosemary Blankenship.

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Services

Visitation
Tuesday
June 22, 2021

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Miller Funeral Home, Vandalia, IL
831 N 5th St
Vandalia, Illinois 62471

Visitation
Wednesday
June 23, 2021

9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
First Baptist Church of Mulberry Grove
111 2nd Street
Mulberry Grove, IL 62262

Funeral Service
Wednesday
June 23, 2021

10:30 AM
First Baptist Church of Mulberry Grove
111 2nd Street
Mulberry Grove, IL 62262

Interment following funeral service
Wednesday
June 23, 2021

Taylor Cemetery
County Rd. 650n 175e
Vandalia, IL 62471

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