Doreen Marie Wolford

Doreen Marie Wolford

Virden – Doreen Marie Wolford, 72, of Virden, formerly of Springfield and Thayer, died at 9:15 A.M. Friday, April 26, 2019 at Sunrise Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Virden, IL.

Born June 11, 1946, in Springfield, she was the daughter of Robert A. and Deloras Dunwoody Wolford.  A brother, William “Billy” Wolford preceded in death May 14, 1970.

Miss Wolford was a 1965 graduate of Virden Community High School and for many years was active in Special Olympics, the recipient of several awards including gold medals.  Many years previous, she was employed with Goodwill Industries in Springfield and for Mick and Mary’s Restaurant in Thayer.  A former resident of Springfield Supportive Living, she took part and earned achievements in the facility’s competitive Spelling Bee events.  She also loved to play Bingo, loved working crossword puzzles and was a avid Cardinal’s fan.

She was a member of Springfield Bible Church, where she was a volunteer in several areas, and was a former member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Virden.

Surviving are a sister, Roberta Smith of Virden; two nephews, Todd (Kim) Smith of Virden and Brent Smith of Springfield; a niece, Lori Smith of Virden; two great-nephews and a great-great niece.

Visitation will be from 10:00 to 11:00 A.M. Monday, April 29, 2019 at the Calvert & Ferry Funeral Home in Virden, IL.  Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 A.M. Monday, April 29, 2019 also at the Calvert & Ferry Funeral Home with Pastor John Standard of Springfield Bible Church officiating.  Pallbearers:  Todd, Brent and Eric Smith, Bob Imhoff, Harold Moore and Don Parrish.  Memorials are suggested to Prairieland Ambulance in Virden, IL.  Interment will be in Virden Cemetery.  To leave a comment for the family please visit:

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