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Dorothy Mae Rothrock, 89, of 16th Street, died at 9:20 p.m. Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at Our Hospice of South Central Indiana Inpatient Facility.

Mrs. Rothrock worked in the seal room at Reliance Electric Master Plant. Sshe retired in 1990 after 28 years of service. From 1991 to 2009, she was a greeter at the eastside Walmart.

Mrs. Rothrock enjoyed the time spent with family and friends and her hobbies including shopping, traveling, working crossword puzzles, attending flea markets, gardening, and collecting angels and Barbie dolls. Dorothy was always ready to go, but she especially enjoyed going to restaurants.

The funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Barkes, Weaver & Glick Funeral Home on Washington Street with Virgil Clotfelter officiating. Family and friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday and from 10 a.m. until service time Tuesday. Burial will be at Garland Brook Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Our Hospice of South Central Indiana or the Alzheimer's Association.

Online condolences may be sent to Mrs. Rothrock's family at

Born in Hope, October 8, 1924, Mrs. Rothrock was the daughter of Charles E. and Susie L. Frazee Lawver. She married Meredith "Bud" Rothrock Jr. October 9, 1948. He preceded her in death May 5, 1996.

Survivors include a son, William Barnhardt Rothrock of Shelbyville; daughters, Judith S. (Thomas) Murphy of Seymour and Kathy Jo (Jerry) Mellis of Hope; grandchildren, Shannon (Dion) Gilliam of Columbus, William J. (Sheri) Rothrock of Shelbyville, and Laurel Rothrock of Shelbyville; great-grandchildren, Makenzie, Jacob, and Caleb Gilliam and Blair and Blake Rothrock; step-granddaughters, Cindy (Rob) Morrison of Fort Myers, FL and Melissa (Ryan) Perdue of Fishers; a sister, Lillian Hammond of Columbus; and several nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Rothrock was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; brothers, Donald and Charles Lawver; and a sister, Charlene Hall.

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