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Dortha June “Dot” Harrington Breedlove passed from this earth on Feb 18, 2016 in Midwest City, Oklahoma, at the age of 82. She was born in Haileyville, Oklahoma on September 20, 1933 to Hugh and Pearl Harrington.
She will be celebrated on March 5, at 1:30 pm, at the Northtown Church of Christ, where she was a member before moving to Del City, Oklahoma.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Nancy Diane Breedlove Roberson (1972) her parents Hugh and Pearl Harrington, a brother Billy Hugh Harrington, a sister Ima Jean Guinn, and husband Jim Dale Breedlove.
She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Alicia Paulette & Michael Walker, a son and daughter-in-law, Kenneth Gregory and Trina Breedlove, sisters and brothers-in-law Mary Ellen and Art Smith, and Vada and Eddie Beard; grandchildren – Kristin Renee Roberson, Gregory Ray Branam, Alicia Diane Branam, Alyssa Ann Martin, Hanna Rae Martin, Michael Bradley Brock, Zachary Peavey; and great-grandchildren Ayden Branam, Asa Marrs, Lily Weaver, and Eli Weaver, and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. She also leaves two great grand dogs Izzie & Sheba Roberson.
She married Jim Breedlove in McAlester, Oklahoma on Sept. 20, 1951. For many years, she cared for her children by herself while her husband Jim was a sailor overseas. She also held many odd jobs during that time while her kids were in school.
Dortha sold Tupperware for more than 20 years. As a Tupperware manager, her team was the “Polka Dots.” Dortha retired as a paraprofessional from the McAlester Public School System. She loved children and worked with the handicapped/special needs children in the public school. On Sept. 21, 2006, she saved the life of one these children by performing CPR. She often taught children’s Sunday school at her church. She was a very active member of the Church of Christ and active in Veteran’s Day activities.
In her spare time, Dortha baked and decorated cakes for all occasions, made quilts, crocheted, and did all kinds of arts and crafts. She loved cooking when the family gathered together for holidays and other occasions.
Dortha always had a smile and a kind word for everyone. As the matriarch of the family, she distilled in her children discipline, ethics, faith in God, and good morals. She touched the lives of everyone she met and will be deeply missed by all who knew her.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that you donate to your Church, Medullary Thyroid Cancer Research, or your choice of Disability Research.