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Dolores Kingery

Dolores G. (Guyon) Kingery, 74, of Teutopolis, entered her heavenly home on Saturday, Dec. 24, 2016, surrounded by her loving family.

Visitation will be held Thursday, Dec. 29 from 3-7 p.m. with a 6:30 p.m. parish rosary at Johnson’s Funeral Home in Effingham. On Friday, Dec. 30 at 9:30 a.m., a visitation will be held in St. Clare Hall at St. Francis of Assisi Church in Teutopolis with the funeral services at 10:30 a.m. Burial will be in St. Francis Cemetery in Teutopolis.

In lieu of flowers and gifts, memorials may be made in loving memory of Dolores to Effingham County Right to Life, Effingham Family Life Center, Catholic Charities, or HSHS St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital.

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Dolores was born in Effingham on March 23, 1942, the daughter of Clarence and Helen (Hoelscher) Guyon. Dolores married John F. Kingery on October 28, 1961, at Sacred Heart Church in Effingham. They had nine children whom she loved dearly – Michael, James, Anita, Angela, Gerard, Steven, Thomas, Maria and Lawrence. 

During her life, Dolores was a wife, mother, business owner and homemaker. Dolores graduated in 1960 from Teutopolis High School and later from Sparks Business College in Shelbyville. She married her high school sweetheart, John Kingery, 55 years ago in 1961.

In October 1968, Dolores and John founded Kingery Printing Company. She was the rock behind the business. She was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Church in Teutopolis and volunteered as a religion instructor there for years. She also volunteered at Effingham County Right to Life, Effingham Family Life Center, Perpetual Adoration at St. Anthony’s Hospital Chapel, St. Anthony’s Hospital Auxiliary and was a member of the Effingham Area De Colores group.

Dolores is survived by her husband; sons, Michael C. (Amy Jo Phelps) Kingery, of Effingham; James M. (Joshua Murphy) Kingery, of St. Louis; Gerard J. (Amy Krietemeyer) Kingery, of Teutopolis; Steven J. (Michelle Koester) Kingery, of Salem; Thomas A. (Maria Pals) Kingery, of Teutopolis; Lawrence V. (friend, Karol Jennings) Kingery, of Snohomish, Washington; daughters, Anita K. (Robert) McKerrow, of Teutopolis; Angela M. (Leroy) Helmuth, of Stewardson; and Maria D. (fiancé, Matt Ruholl) Kingery, of Teutopolis; grandchildren, Danielle (Jon) Sager, of Elmwood; Rebecca Kingery (fiancé, Jake Bouldin), of Chatham; Rachel Kingery (friend, Alec Herzog), of Effingham; Kyle (Britney White) Helmuth, of Sigel; Brandon Helmuth, of Stewardson; Trenton Kingery (friend, Radhika Yadav), of Chicago; Cassidy Kingery, of Teutopolis; Jonathan Kingery and Elizabeth Kingery, both of Salem; Hannah, Ali, Samuel, Katie, Carly and Lauren Kingery, all of Teutopolis; and Joseph Kingery, of Teutopolis; great-grandchild, Lilliana Sager, of Elmwood; brother, Clarence “Sonny” (Geri) Guyon, of Sparks, Nevada; and many in-laws, nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Clarence and Helen Guyon; brother, Donald Broom; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Marshall and Rena Kingery; and many in-laws, nieces and nephews.

A special thank you to Carol Poffinbarger and Wendy McLaughlin, primary caregivers, and the HSHS St. Anthony Hospice nurses who took care of Dolores.

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