Dottie Belle (Thornton) Hampton

Born: Fri., Oct. 27, 1939
Died: Fri., Feb. 10, 2017


3:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Fri., Feb. 17, 2017
Location: Litchfield Family Funeral Service

Funeral Service

1:30 PM Sat., Feb. 18, 2017
Location: Union Avenue Christian Church

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 Dottie Hampton
Dottie Belle Hampton, 77 of Litchfield, IL, passed away Friday, February 10, 2017 at 3:49 A.M. at her home surrounded by loved ones. 
Dottie was born on October 27, 1939 on the family farm in Honey Point Township in Macoupin County, a daughter of the late Fred Carrico & Leita Maude (Ray) Thornton.  She married Paul Hampton on September 6, 1964 at the Barnett Christian Church in Litchfield, IL and he survives. 
Dottie graduated from Litchfield High School with the class of 1957. She then went on to obtain her nursing degree from Memorial Medical School of Nursing in Springfield, IL and started her career as a Registered Nurse at St. Francis Hospital in 1964. Dottie also worked for St. Francis Home Health and was a CNA instructor for Capital Area Nursing in Springfield and Lincoln Land Community College. Dottie retired from her nursing career in 2015. 
Dottie enjoyed spending time with her family, especially during the annual Hampton Family vacations. Dottie also enjoyed baking. Dottie was a member of Barnett Christian Church serving as treasurer, Sunday school teacher, and organist and she was also a member of Litchfield Women’s Club and the St. Francis Hospital Auxiliary. Dottie made a difference in the lives of her patients, CNA students, friends, and especially family.
Along with her husband, Paul, she is survived by, 
Sons, Steven (Pam) Hampton of St. Louis, MO
Richard (Holly) Hampton of Edwardsville, IL
Tom (Melissa) Hampton of Haslett, MI
Daughter, Sara (James) Randle of Litchfield, IL
Grandchildren, Ashleigh (Kevin) Hampton, Jacob Hampton, Matthew Hampton, Abby Hampton, Maren Hampton, Birdie Randle, Ben Hampton, Cole Hampton, & Ryan Hampton
Sister, Mary Ann Sanders of Edwardsville, IL
She was preceded in death by her parents, brother, Fred Thornton & granddaughter Madeline Ray Randle. 
Visitation will be held Friday, February 17, 2017 from 3:00 until 8:00 P.M. at the Litchfield Family Funeral Service in Litchfield, IL. Funeral services will be held Saturday, February 18, 2017 at 1:30 p.m. at the Union Avenue Christian Church in Litchfield. Brother Ed Dively, Pastor Jon Magnuson & pastor Mike Drake will officiate.  Burial will take place in the Elm Lawn Cemetery in Litchfield, IL. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Montgomery County Cancer Association. 
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Jimmy and Rita Williams
   Posted Sat February 11, 2017
So sorry for your loss. Dotty was a great lady. We all were blest to know her.

Mike and Bess Arends
   Posted Sat February 11, 2017
Your family is in our prayers. Your wonderful family memories will be with you forever.

Carol Curto
   Posted Sat February 11, 2017
So Sorry to hear about Dottie. She was a great lady. You and your family are in my prayers.

Jim Zuber Jr
   Posted Sat February 11, 2017
Very sorry for your loss

Pat Eyman Weiss
   Posted Sat February 11, 2017
She was blessed with a loving, caring family. Fought a valiant fight.

Bill and Margaret Harmon
   Posted Sat February 11, 2017
I had the wonderful opportunity of working with Dottie, she was a great nurse and anyone that knew her , loved her. I also got to cater 2 of her kids weddings. Her and Paul raised some wonderful kids, I know all of you will miss her terribly, and you have been with her thru her battle. She without doubt is in heaven and will always be in your hearts. May God wrap his arms around you and give you peace.

Marvin and Linda Volentine
   Posted Sat February 11, 2017
Paul and family, your family have our deepest sympathy. Dottie was always a very happy and caring person and I know she is in Heaven and will always be looking down on the ones left behind. She was truly a blessing and will be missed by many.

Roger&Mary Malham and Vivian Malham
   Posted Sat February 11, 2017
So sorry for your loss. Dottie was a very kind sweet lady. May God Bless You, Paul and your family.

Carolyn (Flitz) Boente
   Posted Sat February 11, 2017
Sorry for you loss.

Todd Ray
   Posted Sun February 12, 2017
To everyone - words can't express how sorry I am for our loss and the hurt that you must be feeling. Your mom is one of the sweetest, kindest and most loving people that I have had the privilege to know. Most of you know that I quickly adopted her as my second mom while growing up with Rich and Steve and I was lucky to have had the chance to know her and be loved by her as well. I know you are sad right now, but when you can step back from the pain, you will realize how fortunate you are to have her as a mom and as a friend. Not many people have the opportunity to be raised by such loving and wonderful parents. She touched thousands of lives through her wonderful personality and soul and yes, she will be missed, but her legacy will carry on forever through her family. I love each of you and am fortunate to be "part of the family" because of your mom. Be strong for each other. Your mom was a real-life hero and deserves a celebration of her life. I love you all. Todd

Mary Kay Sinclair
   Posted Sun February 12, 2017
To Paul and Family:

There are no words to describe the hurt in our hearts when we lose someone dear to us, but, know that we all send our prayers and we know what a loving and spiritual lady Dottie was. I am sure she and Fred are having quite a time together.

Donna Smith
   Posted Mon February 13, 2017
My thoughts and prayers to Dottie's family.... Donna Smith...Frisco,Texas

Brenda Kirby
   Posted Mon February 13, 2017
My thoughts and prayers are with your family. So sorry for your loss.

Mike and Shirley Hampton
   Posted Mon February 13, 2017
I am so sorry Paul and family for your deep loss. I always enjoyed talking with Dottie
and being warmed by her bubbly personality and wonderful smile. She will be sorely missed.

Kim smith-reynolds
   Posted Tue February 14, 2017
I am so sorry for your loss. Dottie was a very sweet and caring person , she will be missed.

George Dix
   Posted Wed February 15, 2017
Hello Tom,

I am so sorry for you loss, but I pray that the many memories made through the years will sustain you and bring many smiles to your face.
Take care brother.

Don & Wanda Hamptonmj
   Posted Wed February 15, 2017
Steve called us. Sorry to hear about Dottie, but she is no longer suffering. We'll miss her upbeat attitude and love. John is coming with Wanda and I. We see you at visitation.

Aland & Gloria (Hampton) Naughton
   Posted Wed February 15, 2017
Paul & family,
We are so sorry for your loss. Even though we haven't seen you in a long time, I always remember Dottie as being so friendly and kind. She will be missed by all.

Sam, Ann, Nichole and Lindsey Miller
   Posted Fri February 17, 2017
We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

Rick, Rhonda & Ruth Weatherford
   Posted Fri February 17, 2017
Dottie was a loving and caring person. Dottie and Paul were always so good to Ruth. She will be truly missed.

Tom & Mary Ann Frerichs
   Posted Fri February 17, 2017
Dottie will be missed by all of us. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time.

Belinda (Dawdy) Hoke
   Posted Sat February 18, 2017
I was saddened to hear of Dottie's passing. Many fond memories have come to me since I heard. I have been praying for your family at this time of loss.

Barbara Husman
   Posted Sat February 18, 2017
Thinking of Dottie and her family this week..Not a nicer person has crossed my path in life. I,ve known her since 1962..We spent time together baking cakes and taking our kids to the park. We made lunch for the kids in Dottie new microwave. She would put one hot dog in at a time, because the kids liked to watch their cook . She and her mom would stop by my home to see my roses and sit in the yard and watch our kids play. RIP My FRIEND..

   Posted Sat February 18, 2017

Larry Hampton
   Posted Sat February 18, 2017
So sorry for your loss she was great person

Denise DeMoulin Davis
   Posted Sun February 19, 2017
I was just made aware of your loss, and sending prayers that your pain is eased knowing she is with God. I will always remember Dottie's kindness to our family.

Hazel Davis Family
   Posted Wed February 22, 2017
You are in our thoughts and prayers. Dottie was a wonderful person and will be missed by all.

Chris and Mark Rimkus
   Posted Sat March 18, 2017
We know what a strong and special person Dottie was and we know she will be missed. She is at peace now. Sorry to have missed the funeral/visitation. Our prayers are with your family.

Scott Millick
   Posted Mon March 20, 2017
So sorry to hear of Dotties passing. She was a wonderful
person and with a great smile. Hope u are doing well
Paul as Curt Faas just told me as we are coming back
on Thursday. Cu when I get back.

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