Dorothy E. Aldridge

Dorothy E. Aldridge, nee Ferguson, 94, of Fairview Heights, Illinois, born Sunday, November 12, 1916, in Miller County, MO, died Sunday, August 14, 2011 at her residence.

Mrs. Aldridge was the owner and operator with her husband Ernest, of Dor-Maru Shores Mobile Home Park in New Athens, IL. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Fairview Heights, IL, Republican Women's Club and past president and secretary for Belleville Women's Club.

She was preceded in death by her:

  • Husband: Ernest Aldridge
  • Parents: Sherman R. and Maggie nee Slawson Ferguson
  • Son: Bill Aldridge
  • Brothers:
    • Lowell Ferguson
    • Raymond Ferguson
    • Robert Ferguson
  • Sister: Phoebe Knecht

Surviving are her:

  • Son: Richard Aldridge of Nashville, TN
  • Brother: Ralph Ferguson of Carthage, MO
  • Sister: Melba Ruth (Don) Hayes of Thayer, MO
  • Dear Friend: Bonita Miller of Swansea, IL
  • Many Loving Nieces & Nephews.

Memorials:  Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church in Fairview Heights

Visitation:  Friends may call from 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm Wednesday, August 17, 2011 at Kurrus Funeral Home in Belleville, Illinois.

Funeral:  Funeral services will be held at 1:00 pm Thursday, August 18, 2011 at Kurrus Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Bryan Webb officiating.  Interment will follow at Valhalla Gardens of Memory, Belleville, Illinois.

Condolences left for Dorothy E. Aldridge:

    What wonderful memories come flooding back when I remember Aunt Dorothy. She has a special place in my heart. A birthday never passed that a lovely card came with warm, loving wishes from Aunt Dorothy. She was a special lady that I loved so very much. May she rest in peace with Ernie and Billy.

    Denise Boyles Blaine WA 98230

    My sweet Aunt Dorothy - the last time I saw you was 4 years ago at your big 90th birthday party! My siblings & I were known as the 4 D's from California...but to our Aunt Dorothy...she called us each by our first and middle name. Every single was hello Dawn Marie - always made me smile! I loved this woman with all my heart and rejoice knowing she's with her hubby Uncle Ernie and her "Billy" up in heaven with oh so many people that have been waiting for her! I'll see you again Aunt Dorothy - love, hugs and kisses to you from Dawn Marie.

    Dawn Gutierrez Blaine WA 98230

    We shall find peace.
    We shall hear the angels,
    we shall see the sky sparkling with diamonds. Dorothy was our always loving Aunt who made us feel important. She will be missed, but well remember her every birthday I have for she never missed ONE. All my love David,

    David Ernest Aldridge GardenGrove Calif. 92845

    Dorothy and Ernie were very good friends with my parents, Orville and Lucille Meyer. As a young girl I remember watching them play pinochle and how much they enjoyed the game. My condolence to Dorothy's family

    Carole Meyer Bridick Edwardsville Il. 62025