Dorothy Ann Claiborn
1922 — 2022
Dorothy (DAC to her family) was born in Macomb, Illinois, April 11, 1922, to Walter Harrison Eller and Alice Larson Eller. She passed away of old age on March 16, 2022. She and her brother Harrison grew up in Macomb where her father was a physics professor and band director. She excelled in academics and graduated from high school and college at the respective ages of 16 and 19. As America ramped up for WWII, she taught at various high schools in the Chicago area, worked summers in canning factories and spent time studying in Mexico City. Her adventures are chronicled in a biography written in 2002. After the war, she married a long-time suiter, Lavern Claiborn and moved to Republic,...