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Dawn Black

11/9/1955 - 7/23/2020

FARMINGTON ~ Dawn Edith Black, 64, of Farmington, passed away at 8:20 p.m. Thursday, July 23, 2020 at her home.

Born November 19, 1955 in Maquoketa, Iowa to Garth and Beverly (Johnson) Wilcox, she married Jack Cruise. They later divorced. She then married James “Jim” Black on September 11, 1990 in Farmington. He survives.

Also surviving are one step-daughter, Lynette (James) Lindsey of Peoria and four siblings, Penny (jerry) Goins of Groveland, Hoopie Wilcox of Bryant, Tobie (Mary Jo) Wilcox of Canton and Willie Joe (Martha) Wilcox of Farmington.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one daughter, Kory Louise; one step-son, Timothy Black and two brothers, Neal and Kevin Wilcox.

She was a longtime member of Women of the Moose Chapter 470 and American Legion Post 140, both in Farmington and AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary #169 in North Pekin.

She had worked at Kitchen Cooked Potato Chip Company in Farmington for 35-plus years.

Dawn was an animal lover, who enjoyed gardening and baking cookies.

A gathering celebrating Dawn’s life will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, August 16, 2020 at O’Brian’s Parkside Café in Farmington.

Cremation has been accorded by Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Creve Coeur.

Memorial contributions may be given to the charity of the donor’s choice.

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