Dorothy A. Gabbard, 80, of St. Elmo formerly of Beecher City, died at 7:55 a.m., Saturday, March 17, 2018 at Aperion Care, St. Elmo.
As per Dorothy’s wishes her body will be cremated. Private family services will be held at a later date. Memorials may be made to the donor’s choice. Gieseking Funeral Home, Altamont is assisting the family with arrangements.
Dorothy was born on Thursday, October 20, 1927 in Villa Grove, IL to Ralph and Juanita (Jordan) McCollom. She married Charles W. Hills; she then married William L. Griffith and he preceded her in death in 1998; she then married Freddie Gabbard and he preceded her in death in 2012.
In addition to raising her family she was a retired waitress.
She is survived by: her sons; Gregory King, Beecher City, Richard Hills, Toledo, and Robert (Tammy) Hills, Auburn, KY; daughter, Connie Stortzum, Beecher City; 9 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren.
Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents, husbands, brother, Dr. Richard McCollom, sister, Linda Huffman, and great grandson, Duncan Mackenzie.