Dorothy Lee Rister

Alton | Thursday, July 7 2016

Dorothy Lee Rister, 82, died at 5:20 p.m. on Thursday, July 7, 2016 surrounded by her loving family. She was born April 18, 1934, in Nutwood in Jersey County; she was the eldest child of Geneva E. (Thurston) Nevlin and Claude LeRoy Nevlin. Dorothy married William G. Rister on November 17, 1956 at St. Michaels Catholic Church in Beltrees, Illinois. In November they would have celebrated 60 years of marriage. She believed in strong family values and always put her husband and children first. She is survived by her husband, four children and nine grandchildren: Bonnie Hindelang, Diana (Kevin) Crowder, Joe (Jennifer) Rister and Duane (Candy) Rister and her beloved grandchildren whom she adored: Anna Hindelang, Michael Crowder, Katie Crowder, Derek (Shannon) Spencer, Abbie Rister, Trevor Rister, Paige, Brooke and Morgan Rister. Besides her parents she is preceded in death by her brother; Robert Nevlin and a son in law; Richard Hindelang. Apart from spending time with her husband, Bill, her children and grandchildren, she enjoyed gardening and traveling, especially to Northwestern Ontario Canada where they have spent summers for the past 18 years. In addition to family, Bill and Dorothy had many great neighbors and lifelong friends with whom they enjoyed spending time. She will be dearly missed. Visitation will be from 4:00-8:00 p.m. on Sunday, July 10, 2016 at Gent Funeral Home in Alton where funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, July 11, 2016 with Father John Wykes officiating. Burial will be at Elsah Cemetery. Memorials may be made to St. Clare’s Rehab. Additional information and online guest book may be found at

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