August 22, 2014

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Dorothy Mae Teegarden, 89

Dorothy Mae Teegarden, 89, of California, Ky., passed away on Thursday, January 2, 2014, at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Edgewood. She was born on December 3, 1924, in Huntington, W.Va., to the late Jack Ollie and Mary Baldridge and she married Shelby Teegarden on December 11, 1944. Her husband preceded her in death on June 3, 1998. Dorothy was a homemaker, a member of the Central Christian Church in Newport, and had many hobbies including spending time with her grandkids, shopping,  going to yard sales and fishing with Shelby. Mrs. Teegarden had a beautiful flower garden and enjoyed tending to it whenever possible. Later in life she got her dog Tiger, and he was a faithful friend. She enjoyed going to the river camp with her daughter and son-in-law.

Preceding her in death, in addition to husband and parents,  were son, Bobby Teegarden;  brother, Jack Baldridge; sister, Ginny Powell; and sister-in-law,  Gladys Pauline Cox.

Surviving are daughter, Joyce (Walt) Freeman, California, Ky.;   daughter-in-law, Terry Teegarden;  grandchildren, Kim (Doug) McLaughlin, Carrie (Scott) Ackerson, Kevin Freeman, Travis (Kassaundra) Teegarden, Nikki Teegarden, Dana (Robert) Gee; 12 great-grandchildren; and five great-great grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Sunday, January 5, 2014, at Woodhead Funeral Home, Falmouth with Bro. Daryl Mullins officiating.

Pallbearers were Kevin Freeman, Chase Ackerson, Colton Ackerson, Josh McLaughlin, Drew McLaughlin, and Scott Ackerson.

Interment took place at the Butler Cemetery, Pendleton County.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the American Cancer Society.

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