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“So sorry for the loss of your mother. ”
1 of 3 | Posted by: Cathy Skinner - Morrison, IL

“I was sorry to hear about Lois passing. She was a very nice lady. If it had not been for her I would not have gone to prom. She got me a dress, and...Read More »
2 of 3 | Posted by: Nancy Schell - Polo, IL - Friend

“Dear Carol Lee & Dick, Marty and families, Very sad to hear of our dear Aunti Lo's passing. She certainly loved all the family get-togethers and...Read More »
3 of 3 | Posted by: Tom Simmons - Yorkville, IL


Lois Jane (Hawkins) Simmons, 97, of Milledgeville, IL, died on Tuesday, October 5, 2021, at her home. Lois was born on March 22, 1924, in Milledgeville, the daughter of Bernie and Ethel (Wolber-Miatke) Hawkins. She was a 1942 graduate of Milledgeville High School, and also attended Rockford Business College. Lois was an active member of Trinity Lutheran Church. She was employed by the Milledgeville Board of Education as a bookkeeper for 30 years, retiring in 1986. Lois organized the History Group at Wysox Township Library in 2006, donating her father's history of Milledgeville. Faith, family, and friends were the foundation of Lois's life. Time spent with her daughters and their families, grandchildren, friends, as well as her church family were her treasures!

Survivors include two daughters, Carol (Dick) Bushman, and Marty Dorgan, all of Milledgeville; one sister, Donna Palmer of Sterling; five grandchildren, Rick (Dianne) Bushman of Marseilles, IL, Pam (Curt) Eubanks of Chadwick, IL, Tommy (Caitlin) Dorgan, of Chicago, IL, Bob (Jessica) Dorgan, of Park Ridge, IL, and Katie Dorgan (Clint Griffith) of New York; nine great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren, Lucas (Mary) Winter along with their five children, all of Chicago, IL, Tonya (Zach) Goodman along with their two children, all of Washington, IL, Taylor Bushman of Marseilles, IL, Collin and Connor Eubanks of Chadwick, IL, Chloe Dorgan, of Watertown, NY, Eloise and Liam Dorgan, of Chicago, IL, and Myles Dorgan, of Park Ridge, IL.

Lois was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Harold Hawkins; three sisters, Blanche Anderson, Lorraine Newman, and Jeannie Wetzell; one grandson, Chad Bushman; and one granddaughter, Kelly Dorgan.

Visitation will be held from 11:00 am-1:00 pm on Tuesday, October 12, 2021, at Trinity Lutheran Church, 717 Stover Ave, Milledgeville, IL 61051. Funeral service will follow at 1:00 pm with Pastor Susan Davenport officiating. Burial will conclude at South Elkhorn Cemetery in rural Milledgeville. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church or Rock River Hospice and Home, 2706 Avenue E, Sterling, IL 61081.