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HILLSBORO, Ind. - Dorothy Lucille (Morgan) McCollum, 92, formerly of Hillsboro and had been residing in rural Kingman, passed away at St. Anthony Healthcare, Lafayette, at 1:42 p.m.EST Tuesday, February 27, 2018.
Dorothy was born in Annapolis in Parke County, Ind., on April 27, 1925. She was the daughter of the late Theron Volney and Della May (White) Morgan.
Growing up in Parke County, Dorothy graduated from Bloomingdale High School in 1944. She had resided in Hillsboro since 1946, moving to rural Covington in 1994. She has resided in Kingman for the past two years.
Dorothy was a homemaker and had worked for Dr. Crane at Hopkins Syndicate in Mellott. She later worked at Helen's Variety Shop in Hillsboro. She also worked as a caregiver for the Richard Lyons family in Hillsboro for several years.
Dorothy was a member of Hillsboro Church of the Nazarene. She enjoyed working word-search puzzles and she did a lot of canning at home.
On December 26, 1946, Dorothy married Wallace Forest McCollum in Hillsboro. Wallace preceded her in death on June 1, 1965.
Dorothy leaves behind a daughter, Debra (companion, Rick Crowder) McCollum, Kingman; a son, Charles "Chuck" McCollum, Kingman; seven grandchildren, Buddy Lee, Chad Edward, Amanda Jo, Justin Wayne, Tawnya Renee and Derrek Allen; 15 great-grandchildren, Cameron, Autumn, Quinten, Jordanna, Isabel, Amya, Aiden, Danicka, Gavyn, Chloe, Kaylyssa, Gage, Drayven, Blayze and Aarien; two special girls she helped raise, Tracey Lyons and Trena Bond. She was preceded in death by a sister, Hazel Pearl Norman.
Friends may call at the Maus Funeral Home, Hillsboro, on Tuesday, March 6, from noon until service time at 2 p.m. EST with Pastor Tim Lyons officiating. Burial will follow in the Centennial Cemetery, near Yeddo.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. Condolences may be sent online to www.mausfuneralhome.com
Published on February 28, 2018
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