Dorothy Hackley, 92

Published 12:46 pm Thursday, January 9, 2020

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Dorothy Hackley, 92, of Stanford, passed away Saturday, January 4, at The Rockcastle County Hospital in Mount Vernon.

She was the widow of Charles E. Hackley, who preceded her in death on October 14, 2008. Dorothy was born on February 4, 1927, in Rutledge, Grainger County, Tennessee. She was a daughter of the late Isaac Walter and Mary Judith (Talbot) Brannan.

Dorothy graduated from White Pine High School in 1945 and was also a 1951 graduate of Berea College where she obtained her teaching degree. She began her teaching career at Waynesburg High School in 1953. In 1956, she began teaching English and Literature at Crab Orchard High School. She became a Junior and Senior sponsor and also enjoyed directing various plays during her 18 years of service at Crab Orchard. In 1974, she transferred to Lincoln County High School and retired in 1987 from the Lincoln County Board of Education. She enjoyed gardening, canning, quilting and loved her animals she frequently rescued.

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Ms. Hackley is survived by her three children, James Robert Hackley of Lexington, Joan Elaine Hackley of Stanford and John Elliott Hackley of Stanford. She is also survived by four grandchildren, John Talbot Hackley, Sarah Rose Hackley, Emily Kay Garcia and Randolph Scott Cobb.

In addition to her parents and husband, Dorothy was preceded in death by a grandson, David Michael Cobb; seven brothers, John, Hal, Robert, Lawrence, Charles, Ray and Major; three sisters, Mary Jane Brown, Lula Skeen and Ellen Brannan; and a daughter-in-law, Linda Hackley.

Pallbearers included Jonah Pfeifer, George Pleasants, Jesse Bowling, Paul and Christian Wyler and Ricky Spoonamore.

Funeral services were Wednesday, January 8, 2020 at Hebron Lakeside Church with Bro. Robert Camenisch officiating. Burial followed in the Buffalo Springs Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions can be made to the Hebron Lakeside Church at 27 Boone Road, Stanford, Kentucky 40484.

Arrangements were handled by McKnight Funeral Home.