Ina Gertrude (Sullivan) Dawson, 94, of Streator passed away at 5:06 am on Thursday, September 21, 2017 at Parker Nursing and Rehab Center.
Visitation will be held Saturday (Oct. 14th) from 9:30 – 11 AM at the Winterrowd Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held Saturday (Oct. 14th) at the funeral home w/ Rev. John Crist officiating. Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery.
Born on October 1, 1922 in Ancona, the daughter of Virgil G. and Cora May (Tabb) Sullivan. She married Richard G. Dawson on July 13, 1940. He died March 21, 1992.
She is survived by two sons, Edward (Leslie) Dawson, Decatur, IL, William (Michele) Dawson, Richmond, TX; grandchildren Jennifer (Shawn) Thibeault, Virginia Beach, VA, Karl Brunner, Chicago, IL, Laura Brunner, Madison, WI, Seth Dawson, Oxford, MS, Eli (Lindsay) Dawson, Albuquerque, NM and four great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, infant brother, and husband, infant daughter Janice Dawson, infant son Robert Dawson, son Richard Dawson, daughter Clara Brunner,and sisters Mildred Applegate, Edna Ramme, Martha Brown, and Edith Panno.
Raised in Streator, she attended local schools, graduated Streator Township High School and for several years after her children were grown, worked at Streator Unlimited, as an administrative assistant. She was a lifelong member of Christ Episcopal Church, Streator and enjoyed membership in Kings Daughters and service on the church vestry.
Memorials may be directed to the Episcopal Relief & Development fund: 815 Second Ave., New York, NY 10017.