Erin Gorman-Dineen, 62


Erin Kathleen Gorman-Dineen, 62, of Rockport, TX, formerly of Farmersville, died on Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020, at her residence.

Visitation will be held Friday, Dec. 4, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Hough Funeral Home in Raymond. Graveside services will be conducted Saturday, Dec. 5, beginning at 12 p.m. at St. Martin’s Cemetery in Farmersville. Those attending are asked to wear masks and practice social distancing. The services will also be livestreamed on the funeral home’s Facebook page.

Mrs. Gorman-Dineen was born Aug. 11, 1958, in Litchfield, to Michael Gorman and Kathleen (Oller) Cooley. She married Dwayne Dineen on June 1, 2013, in Springfield, and he survives.

She graduated from Lincolnwood High School with the class of 1976. She attended Lincoln Land Community College and Richland Community College, where she earned her associate in science-accounting in 1989.

During her career, Mrs. Gorman-Dineen was employed as a coal miner at Crown II Mine in Virden, field representative at Illinois AFL-CIO, and retired from AFSCME in 2013 after 20 years of service. She was a devoted and passionate advocate for union members.

She was of Catholic faith and a member of the United Mine Workers of America. In the past, she was a very active member of the Springfield Ski Club and the Springfield Ski and Boat Club, and also volunteered for the Farmersville Ambulance Squad.

Mrs. Gorman-Dineen loved spending time with her family, music and singing, especially karaoke, dancing, boating, fishing, mushroom hunting, scuba diving and traveling. Her most recent passion was making wreaths. 

She created an online store, Erin’s Hobby House, where she would go live to teach others how to make their own creations. She also enjoyed going to The Bead Studio and spending time with others who shared a passion for crafting like she did.

In addition to her husband, Mrs. Gorman-Dineen is survived by her siblings, Lisa Barry and Robert (Heather) Gorman, both of Farmersville, Todd Gorman of Litchfield, Kelly Gorman of Mattoon, Mickey Gorman of Hillsboro, John (Selena) Gorman of Waggoner and Ryan (Karen) Gorman of Girard; half brothers, Robert (Laurie) Cooley of Decatur and Kevin Cooley of Mattoon; stepbrothers, Matt (Lisa) Everett of Loxahatchee, FL, Marty (companion Krista) Everett of Butler and Mike (Lora) Everett of Litchfield; stepmother, Linda (Small) Gorman of Litchfield; stepchildren, Jeremy Dineen, Nicole Dineen and Josh (Melanie) Dineen; two aunts; and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, cousins and stepgrandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her daughter, Brenna Kylene on Jan. 12, 2003; parents; grandparents; uncles, Paul, Marty and Robert Gorman; and aunt, Mary Alice Gorman.

Memorials may be directed to the Farmersville-Waggoner Ambulance Service.

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