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Dortha May Boots Atkinson
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Birth: Jul. 25, 1911
Marion County
Indiana, USA
Death: Oct. 21, 2007
Hartford City
Blackford County
Indiana, USA

HARTFORD CITY Dortha May Atkinson, 96, died at 4:30 a.m. Sunday, October 21, 2007 at her son, Jack's residence, where she had been living for the past three years. Dortha was born on July 25, 1911 in Indianapolis, Indiana to Henry Allen Boots and Grace M. (Hudson) Boots. Her parents precede her in death. She graduated from Hartford City High School in 1929. Dortha married Joseph "Joe" C. Atkinson on October 10, 1929 in Hillsdale, Michigan. Joe precedes her in death on May 21, 2000. She was a homemaker and farmers wife. She was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church and a member of Order of the Eastern Star Lodge Purity Chapter in Hartford City. Dortha enjoyed cross-stitching and had a love for nature. She was active along with the rest of her family in running Elizabethtown Cemetery. Dortha will be sadly missed by her sons, Jack E. (wife Fern) Atkinson of Hartford City; Joseph "Joe" Atkinson of Hartford City; grandchildren, Connie Bell, Debra Clayborn, Jack Atkinson, Jr., Kathleen Neal, Joseph Walter "Butch" Atkinson, Katrina Wangler, eleven great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren. Dortha is preceded in death by her parents, her husband and her sister Lavada M. Bantz. Visitation for Dortha will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, October 24, 2007 and from 9 to 11 a.m. Thursday, October 25, 2007 at Keplinger Funeral Home, 509 North High Street, Hartford City. An Order of the Eastern Star Lodge Purity Chapter Service will be at 7 p.m Wednesday, October 24, 2007 at Keplinger Funeral Home. Funeral services for Dortha will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, October 25, 2007 at Keplinger Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Elizabethtown Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Junior Neal, Butch Atkinson, Jack Atkinson Jr., Tom Clayborn, Josh Atkinson and Mike Wangler.

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Family links: 
  Henry Allen Boots (1880 - 1950)
  Grace M Hudson Boots (1883 - 1961)
  Joseph Atkinson (1910 - 2000)
  Dortha May Boots Atkinson (1911 - 2007)
  Lavada May Boots Bantz (1919 - 2004)*
*Calculated relationship
Elizabethtown Cemetery
Delaware County
Indiana, USA
Created by: Lynn Stoops Chapel
Record added: Apr 18, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 88694497
Dortha May <i>Boots</i> Atkinson
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Dortha May <i>Boots</i> Atkinson
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Dortha May <i>Boots</i> Atkinson
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 Added: Nov. 18, 2013

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