- Fairbury News staff
Dawn Yvonne Metz, 70 of Forrest, died at 2:38 pm, Monday, September 12, 2022 at OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home, Peoria.
Her funeral will be at 11am, Thursday, September 15, 2022 at First Baptist Church of Fairbury with Pastor Daryl Evans officiating. Burial will follow in Forrest Twp. Cemetery, Forrest.
Visitation will be from 9 to 10:45am prior to the service on Thursday, also at the church in Fairbury. Duffy-Pils Memorial Home, Fairbury is in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be directed to the First Baptist Church, Fairbury or Moriah Foundation, Bloomington.
Dawn was born May 26, 1952 in Watseka; a daughter to Glenn Edward and Lucille Mae (Rechkemmer) Feller. She married Stanley R. Metz, August 24, 1974 in Forrest. Her husband preceded her in death on August 4, 2003. Her parents also precede her in death.
Survivors include one daughter, Noel (Garrett Thompson) Metz, Forrest; two sons, Corey (Michelle) Metz, Pontiac, Brad (Amber Hays) Metz, Forrest; five grandchildren, Makayla, Sienna, Ava, Kye & Maverick Metz; two sisters, Joy (Bob) Hakes of Minonk; Cindy (Doug) Stephens of Forrest; one brother, Scott (Laurie) Feller of Mountain View, CA.
Dawn was a 1970 graduate of Forrest-Strawn-Wing High School and later attended Illinois Central College where she obtained her Physical Therapy Assistant certificate. She worked at Fairview Haven Retirement Community for 25 years as a Physical Therapy Assistant.
She was a member of First Baptist Church of Fairbury and led a grief support group at the church for many years. She also led and participated in the Awana Kids Ministry at the Chatsworth Baptist Church. Dawn also enjoyed attending the Moriah Foundation in Bloomington.