Darlene Katherine “Dolly” Ames
Birth Date: March 6, 1942
Death Date: January 22, 2018
Decatur –Darlene Katherine “Dolly” Ames, 75, of Decatur, passed away Monday, January 22, 2018, in Decactur Memorial Hospital.
Dolly was born in Decatur, IL, March 6, 1942, to Henry and Christine (Sherer) Platzbecker. She was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church and operated The Arches Antique Market Place in Findlay. Dolly married Stephen Mark Ames April 4, 1970 and he preceded her in death January 7, 2017. Also preceding her in death are her parents, brother Henry and sister Betty and an infant sister.
Dolly is survived by her children: Chris Ames of Decatur, Stephen (Grace) Ames of MO, and Gina (Doug) King of MO; nine grandchildren and three great grandchildren; sisters: Lois Platzbecker of Chicago and Sue (Dudley) Cooley of PA; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Visitation will be Friday, January 26, 2018, from 5 to 7 PM, in the Moran & Goebel Funeral Home; vigil prayer service will be at 4:30 PM. Mass of Christian Burial to celebrate her life will be 10 AM, Saturday, January 27, 2018, at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Rev. Richard Weltin, celebrant. Burial will take place in Graceland Cemetery, Decatur.
The family of Darlene Katherine “Dolly” Ames is being served by the Moran & Goebel Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 2801 N. Monroe St., Decatur, IL 62526. Condolences and memories may be shared at www.moranandgoebel.com.