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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.
Debbie Harrington Givens says
Aunt Dortha, you have always been special to me. You always were easy to talk to and I will miss our long conversations on the phone. You have had to be a strong person for many years and now you have the streets of gold at your feet and loving arms of family and friends. Love you.
Ron Maxey says
May you rest in peace. I know Kenny loves you dearly, and you are severely missed.
Lynn Breedlove Campbell says
I will never forget Dortha. Loved to hear her laugh, and see her beautiful smile. She was a very special person, who did so much for others. My thoughts and prayers go to the family.
Tammy Lester says
Thoughts and prayers.
Donna Hal says
You will be missed by your family Kinney and Trina many prayers to you!!
Wanda Benson says
Dortha was my very special friend. We had lots of fun and loads of laughter. She was also my sister. We enjoyed riding to Church together. She made everyone feel special. I have missed her so much with her moving but now even more. However I do know she has gone to be with the Lord. Gone but she will always be only a thought away…. Love you my friend!
I miss your smile Momma
Johnny Branam says
Dortha was my mother-in-law for almost 20 years and loved her as I would my own mother. She will be missed by her family and friends. Prayers for the family.
Maureen Harrison says
Ms. Dortha made the workplace a fun place to be. Her funny stories, humor and facial expressions kept us laughing. We appreciated the time, effort and expense she put in making her delicious, specialty cakes and cupcakes. My prayers go to your family. Sincerely, Maureen Harrison (Edmond Doyle School) 2-29-16