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Dorothy Alice "Dot" McColley Brooks
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Birth: May 2, 1924
Shelbyville
Shelby County
Indiana, USA
Death: Dec. 30, 2012
Anderson
Madison County
Indiana, USA

Published: Thursday, January 3, 2013

Dorothy Alice (McColley) Brooks, 88, of Shelbyville, was called home Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012, at 5:19 a.m. at her daughter's home in Anderson. She joins her husband, Kenneth L. Brooks, in the presence of God. They were married Dec. 29, 1945. He passed in 2003.

She was born May 2, 1924, in Shelbyville, the daughter of Sanford and Arzora (Branyan) McColley. They preceded her in death.

Survivors include daughters, Judy Wilson and Denise (Warren) Bowen of Shelbyville, Debbie Morgan of Irving, Texas, and Pam (Mark) Sundman of Anderson. She is also survived by grandchildren, Kim, David, Mischelle, and Christie Wilson, Christopher, Mandy, and Dustin (Ashley) Bowen, Michelle and Michael Snapp, Shaya (Jacob) Snyder, Jeremiah Sundman, Lindsay (Aaron) Depotty and Megan (Paul) Stoeffler; 20 great-grandchildren; and 5 great-great grandchildren. Her sister, Goldie Hungerford also survives.

She was also preceded in death by daughter, Carolyn Brooks; grandson, Joshua Bowen; brothers, Lawrence, John, Norman (Dutch), Gene, Emil, Avery, Charles and James McColley; and sisters, Mary Jeffries, Isabelle Jeffries, and Hepza Burkett.



Dorothy had been a Girl Scout leader for several years. She and her husband owned and operated Brooks Five Points, and she worked at Compton's Cow Palace.

She was happiest when she was caring for others and adored her grandchildren. She is well remembered for her sense of humor and her laughter.

A memorial service will be at 11 a..m. Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013, at Trinity United Methodist Church, 714 Fair Ave., Shelbyville, where she was a member, with visitation beginning at 10 a.m. The Rev. Ralph Hill and the Rev. Seth Taylor will officiate.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Sanford Harvey "Sank" McColley (1876 - 1959)
  Arzora Mae Branyan McColley (1885 - 1959)
 
 Spouse:
  Kenneth L Brooks (1920 - 2003)
 
 Children:
  Carolyn Sue Brooks (1955 - 1955)*
 
 Siblings:
  Harry Eugene McColley (1915 - 1980)*
  Hepza Irene McColley Burkett (1919 - 1998)*
  Dorothy Alice McColley Brooks (1924 - 2012)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Forest Hill Cemetery
Shelbyville
Shelby County
Indiana, USA
 
Created by: Janet McColley Franklin
Record added: Jan 01, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 102907593
Dorothy Alice Dot <i>McColley</i> Brooks
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Will miss you Aunt Dorothy, love you forever.
- Janet
 Added: Jan. 3, 2013
 
 
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