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Dorothy "Dot" S. (Sarver) Key

June 20, 1943 ~ April 9, 2018 (age 74)

Dorothy “Dot” S. (Sarver) Key 74, of Mayview passed away at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, April 9, 2018 at Piatt County Nursing Home in Monticello.


Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, April 13, 2018 at Renner-Wikoff Chapel in Urbana. Pastor Rich Ratts will officiate. Visitation will be held from 4:00-8:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 12, 2018 at the funeral home. Burial will take place at Woodlawn Cemetery in Urbana after the funeral.


Dot was born June 20, 1943 in Urbana, a daughter of George “Woody” and Alma “Faye” Sarver they preceded her in death. Also preceding her in death was her sister Alyce Rusk of Urbana, her brother George “Bill” Sarver of Urbana, two nephews and one niece.

She married Bobby Joe Key on May 10th 1985 in Urbana. He passed away in 1999.


Surviving are her children; Barbara and Michael Rumer of Homer, Robin Burnsmier-Key and Garry Key of Philadelphia, TN, Scott and Sandy Burnsmier of Monticello. Stepchildren; Cathy Perry of Urbana and Sandra Douglas of Le Roy. Grandchildren; Heather and Bob Kleiss of Tuscola, Christopher and RayAnn Miller of Troy, MO, Joseph and Nova Miller of Champaign, Kathryn “Kate” Rumer of Champaign, Bryan Rumer of Homer, Benjamin and Cyndi McBride of Chatham, Terra Rumer of Homer, Ian Burnsmier of Monticello, Grace Burnsmier of Monticello, 7 great grandchildren, 3 step grandchildren and 3 step great grandchildren.

Brothers and sisters; Robert “Bob” and Ellen Sarver of Urbana, Raymond and Arline Sarver of Champaign, Michael Sarver of Peoria, John and Vonnie Sarver of Urbana, Barbara Clark of Decatur, Lois and Larry Key of Urbana, Patricia Gillette of Cabool, Mo,  Several nieces and nephews.


Dot worked as a beautician at Champaign County Nursing Home for several years until retirement in 2000.


Dot would like to let you know that her work here is done. She received a call, a sort of an offer you cannot refuse, for an appointment for which she will not be returning. The assignment comes with a huge sign on bonus, a reunion with family that she has not seen for a long time. Her new mission takes her to a wonderful place, where she will be laughing, singing and dancing to her hearts content. Music and laughter are guaranteed. She has left detailed instructions for her children and grandchildren to celebrate her  life here, which has been completed.


Dots greatest joy was her husband and children. She put others above herself. Rest in peace, dear Mother, knowing that your legacy of putting Family above everything in life has been performed successfully beyond all reasonable expectations.


Family asks memorials contributions be made to the Alzheimer’s Association in Dot’s name in lieu of flowers. 

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