Dorothy Juanita Ashley, 93, of Science Hill, Ky., passed away on Tuesday,July 8, 2014 at Cumberland Nursing and Rehabilitation in Somerset, Ky.
She was born December 10, 1920 in Ludlow, Kenton County, Ky., to the late William Anderson “Andy” Ashley and Ruth Cleveland Phelps Ashley.
Dorothy worked as a telegraph operator for 28 years for Western Union in Cincinnati, Ohio. She loved genealogy and spent many, many hours researching her own family and even researched for others. She had a special love for her dogs, and in her words, said she "never remember[ed] a time" she "didn't have a dog."
Dorothy is survived by cousins Sonya Morris, David Phelps, Dale Phelps and Jim Vaught; nieces and nephews, Diane Eilers (Ron), John Kevin Ashley, William Joseph Ashley, Linda Marley and Lisa Ashley; great-nieces and nephews, Derek and Allen Ashley, Doug Ashley, Kelly Fleek, Jason Marley, Jon
Marley, Amanda Marley, Roger McElfresh, Robert McElfresh, Cindy Wells; and a niece-in-law, Barbara Ashley. She is also survived by a special caregiver, Hilda Wilson.
In addition to her parents, Dorothy was preceded in death by her brother, Thomas Ashley; a sister, Virginia Ashley, and a brother, Parker Ashley, who died in infancy; a nephew, Tommy Ashley; and a great nephew, Dylan Wells.
A service celebrating the life of Dorothy Ashley will be held at The Garden Chapel at Science Hill Cemetery on Saturday, July 12, 2014 at 2 p.m. with Pastor David Green officiating.
Burial will be in Science Hill Cemetery.
The family requests that expressions of sympathy take the form of contributions to the Pulaski County Animal Shelter, 235 Adopt Me Lane, Somerset, Ky., 42503.
Condolences may be sent to the family or sign the online register book at www.somersetundertaking.com
Marjorie Ella Jones, 81, of Somerset, Ky., passed away Tuesday, July 8, 2014 at Pineville Community Hospital after a long illness.