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Wednesday, October 5, 2011 Mourns the Passing of Cecilia Ellen Burns Dolanc

Cecelia Ellen Dolanc, 89, Normal, died at 8:55 p.m. Monday (Oct. 3, 2011) at Heritage Manor Nursing Home, Normal.

Her funeral will be at 9:30 a.m. Friday at Carmody-Flynn Williamsburg Funeral Home, Bloomington, and at 10 a.m. Friday at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Bloomington, with Monsignor Douglas Hennessy officiating. Entombment will be in East Lawn Mausoleum, Bloomington. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Holy Trinity Catholic Church; St. Vincent de Paul Society; or Shriner’s Children’s Hospital, Chicago, 2211 N. Oak Park Ave., Chicago, IL 60707.

Ellen was born Aug. 17, 1922, in Clinton, the daughter of Dennis and Cecelia Reynolds Burns. She married John (Jack) J. Dolanc on April 14, 1956, in Bloomington. He died Oct. 22, 1992.

She is survived by four sisters, Betty Maxwell, Heyworth; Patricia Powers, Wapella; Dolores Burns, Bloomington; and Helen (Bob) Haas, Clinton; one brother, William Burns, Bloomington; three sisters-in-law, Mildred Burns and Alma Burns, both of Clinton; and Frances Burns, LeRoy; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by three brothers (Lawrence, James and Francis) and one sister (Mary Medler).

Ellen graduated from Wapella High School in 1940. She worked for State Farm Insurance Cos. for 40 years, retiring July 1, 1983. She was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church, the Altar and Rosary Society of the church, Young at Heart Club and St. Vincent de Paul Society. She volunteered at the St. Vincent de Paul Society food pantry and OSF St. Joseph Medical Center.

Ellen is warmly remembered in Wapella a great friend, neighbor and cousin to many in town. Our condolences to the Burns and Dolenc family (and yes, that is condolences to the Dolences)

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