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Dora Everitt

Alton |

Dora Diane “Dee Dee” Everitt passed away peacefully at home after a lengthy battle with dementia on Monday, July 8, 2024 at the age of 73. She was born in Alton, IL on July 22, 1950 to George and Ruth Elizabeth “Betsey” Berry. She graduated from Alton High School in 1968. She worked many years as a manager at Elsah Landing restaurant while raising her daughter. She was an avid animal lover with a particular love for Shar Pei’s. She and her husband, Jerry, relocated to Thomasville GA where they spent more than 20 years. Eventually, Dee Dee retired from Senior Life Insurance Company and subsequently returned to Alton to spend her remaining days with family. She is survived by her husband of 50 years, Jerry Everitt; daughter, Lisa Everitt; two sisters, Mary Jane Berry and Charlotte Lynn; brother in-law James Lynn; stepson, Aaron Payne and his family (Judy, Emma, and Genevieve).

There will be a graveside service for family and friends at Upper Alton Cemetery on Friday, July 12, 2024 at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations in her memory be made to the 5A’s Animal Shelter, 4530 N. Alby Street, Godfrey, IL 62035, (618) 466-3702. Gent Funeral Home in Alton is in charge of arrangements. Online guestbook and information may be found at www.gentfuneralhome.com.


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