The Commercial-News, Danville, IL


December 2, 2012

Doyne H. Dwiggins

Doyne H. Dwiggins, 95, of Danville, passed away at 1:55 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012, at the Hawthorne Inn in Danville, where she had resided for three years.

She was born April 23, 1917, in Newport, Ind., the daughter of the late Oscar and Gladys Brown Hollingsworth. She married Wilson Dwiggins on May 27, 1939, in Waynetown, Ind. They celebrated 64 years of marriage before he preceded her in death on July 4, 2003.

Survivors include two daughters, Janet (Phil) Leisch and Marianne (Alan) Carter, both of Danville, and one son, Ed (Brenda) Dwiggins of Danville; three grandchildren, Heath Dwiggins of Alexandria, Va., Stacy (Derek) Edwardson of Chicago, and Troy (Emily) Carter of Danville, as well as a great-granddaughter expected in February; two brothers, Marion Hollingsworth of Danville and Paul (Janet) Hollingsworth of Newport, Ind., along with many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

She was preceded in death by a sister, seven brothers and three nieces.

Doyne graduated from Newport High School and attended business school in Terre Haute, Ind. She began working at WDAN Radio in 1975 and retired from there in 1982. She was a longtime active member of the Second Church of Christ, where she was a member of the Kum Dubbles class and a volunteer at Pleasant Meadows Christian Village in Chrisman. She loved spending time with all her family, but especially her grandchildren.

She and Wilson enjoyed traveling and especially enjoyed their many trips to Virginia to visit their son and his family. She also loved to garden, watch Illini basketball and Chicago Cubs baseball. Doyne will forever be remembered for her friendly and outgoing personality and for her great sense of humor.

A celebration of the life of Doyne Dwiggins will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012, at Sunset Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Danville. Officiating the services will be Drew Mentzer. Burial will follow at Sunset Memorial Park. Visitation of family and friends will be from 4-7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made in Doyne’s name to the Second Church of Christ or Pleasant Meadows Christian Village in Chrisman.

Please join Doyne’s family in sharing memories, photos, and videos of her life on her Tribute Wall at

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