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Laura Dotson

At Laura’s request, there will be no services. Edmaiston-Mosley Funeral Home is in charge of cremation arrangements.
Laura was born June 6, 1958, in Cook County, Ill., daughter of the late Joe Junior and Sharon (Long) Johns. She married Ronnie Dotson Aug. 27, 2005. He survives.
She is also survived by her daughter, Jennifer Pelfrey of Vancleave, Ky.; two sons, Timothy Neace of Vinita, Okla., and Gary Gutknecht of Union City; her stepdaughter, Rebecca Purtell of Chicago; her sister, Bonnie Mejia of Hoffman Estates, Ill.; her brother, Marshall Johns of Chicago; and eight grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by her sister.
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