Dorothy E. Leary, 88, of Washington, passed away on December 21, 2019, in Washington. Mrs. Leary, daughter of the late Robert Holbrook, and his wife Margaret NEE Joiner, was born January 5, 1931, in Atlanta, Georgia. She received her education from the Georgia Teachers College. On June 13, 1954, she was united in marriage to Albert Leary in Decatur, Georgia.
Dorothy taught school for many years and took pride in establishing a daycare center at the Cokesbury UMC in Pensacola, FL in the early 1970’s. She was very active in civic organizations, church groups including the United Methodist Women, volunteer work at her grandchildren’s schools and at the hospital. She and Al loved to travel and visited many interesting places and many family members. Seeing the Passion Play in Germany, the beautiful Hawaiian Islands, and the Rose Parade in Pasadena were some of her travel highlights. She was very artistically talented and enjoyed all kinds of crafts. Spending time with her precious family was her absolute favorite thing to do.
Among her survivors are her husband of 65 years, Albert Leary of Washington; two children, Robert Leary and wife Lyn of Columbus, Ohio and Laura Carder of Washington; three sisters, Martha West of The Villages, Florida, Roberta Floyd and husband Howard of Thomasville, Georgia, and Anna Brown and husband Richard of Edmond, Oklahoma; five grandchildren, Michael Leary and wife Brandi, Jennifer Kendall, Jamie Glamann and husband Jim, William Leary, and Allison Nitschke and husband Shane; fifteen great-grandchildren, other relatives, and friends.
Mrs. Leary was preceded in death by her parents.
A visitation will be held on Friday, December 27, 2019 from 10-11 A.M. at Nieburg-Vitt, Miller Funeral Home, with a memorial service beginning at 11 A.M. Inurnment will be in the First United Methodist Cemetery in Washington. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Mercy Hospice or the Presbyterian Church of Washington.
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