WOOD RIVER - Dorothy Jean Morehead, 90, passed away 6:20 p.m. Tuesday, October 11, 2016, at Alton Memorial Hosptal. Born in East Alton on December 5, 1925, she was the daughter of Paul and Helen (Duvall) Hofgren. She had been a school teacher for the East Alton School District #13 for 30 years before retiring. On March 23, 1945 in Wood River, she married Frank Morehead. He died October 15, 1987. Surviving are a daughter, Susan (Terry) Heigert of Bethalto; granddaughter, Amanda Panyic (Drake Hand); great-granddaughter, Scarlett Hand; nieces and nephews, Don Hofgren, Dennis Hofgren, Debbie Scroggins and Georgia Smith. Her parents; husband; and brother and sister-in-law, Paul D. and Dorothy Hofgren preceded in death. Private and burial were held at Rose Lawn Memory Gardens in Bethalto. Pastor Michael Southcomb officiated. Memorials may be made to the Foxes Grove Activity Fund. Marks Mortuary in Wood River was in charge of arrangements.
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