Esther Carls Dodgen, 66, of Jacksonville, Ill, formerly of Carrollton, died Sunday, Sept. 12, 2010, in St. Louis.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 14, at Lincoln Avenue Baptist Church, 951 Lincoln Ave., Jacksonville, Ill., with Rev. Duncan Locke officiating. Burial will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 16, at Oddfellows Cemetery in Charleston, Mo. Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m., Monday, Sept. 13, at Williamson Funeral Home, 1405 Lincoln Ave., Jacksonville, Ill. Memorials are suggested to Lincoln Avenue Baptist Church or In His Care-Jesus Is Lord.
Born, December 3, 1943, in Beardstown, Ill., she was the daughter of Arthur R. and Myrtle C. Hendricker Carls. In 1973, she married Joe A. Dodgen. She was a teacher.