Dolores A. “Uppy” Bridges, 86, of Annawan, died Friday, June 22, 2018, surrounded by her loving family at WoodRidge Assisted Living, where she had been residing. A funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 7 at Annawan Community United Methodist Church. The Rev. Dan Wright will officiate. Burial will follow at Evergreen Memory Gardens, in Kewanee. A visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, July 6 at Vandemore Funeral Home & Crematory, in Atkinson. Memorials may be directed to the Annawan Community United Methodist Church or the Annawan/Alba Rescue Squad.

Dolores A. “Uppy” Bridges, 86, of Annawan, died Friday, June 22, 2018, surrounded by her loving family at WoodRidge Assisted Living, where she had been residing. A funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 7 at Annawan Community United Methodist Church. The Rev. Dan Wright will officiate. Burial will follow at Evergreen Memory Gardens, in Kewanee. A visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, July 6 at Vandemore Funeral Home & Crematory, in Atkinson. Memorials may be directed to the Annawan Community United Methodist Church or the Annawan/Alba Rescue Squad.

Dolores was born Sept. 2, 1931, in Annawan, the daughter of William and Mary (Ioerger) Ufheil. She graduated from Annawan High School with the Class of 1949. Dolores was united in marriage to Jay C. Bridges on Aug. 13, 1955, in Kewanee. Jay preceded her in death in 2011. Uppy was a waitress for many years at the former Sauk Trail Inn and Purple Onion in Annawan. She loved to travel with her husband and enjoyed going to the casino. Uppy was a fan of the Chicago Cubs, Chicago Bears, and the Fighting Illini. She loved her grandchildren and made sure to stay up to date with all of their activities and talents.

Those left to cherish her memory include her sons, Alan (Peggy) Bridges, of Madison, Wis.; and Dean (Liz) Bridges, of Tampa, Fla.; grandchildren, Chris Bridges, Jeff (Alejandra) Bridges, Kelly (Micah) Holt, Alissa (Erik) Massie, Dylan (Emily) Bridges and Madison Bridges; brother, Willis Ufheil, of Annawan; and her sisters, Marilyn “Mick” Nowers, of Bloomington-Normal; and Sharon Humphrey, of Galva. She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Mary; husband, Jay; a sister, Ruth; and brothers, Ken, Cal and Herb Ufheil.