Oct. 22, 1932—Nov. 12, 2013
Dorothy Elizabeth (Calvert) Conklin passed away peacefully Nov. 12, 2013. Surrounding her were her husband, Donald, and her five children, Kerry Merrill, Kathy Shaw, Keith Conklin, Kevin Conklin and Kelly Conrardy, and her daughter-in-law, Karyn Conklin.
"Dot," as she was known to everyone, was born Oct. 22, 1932, in Shelbyville, KY, to Donald and Robbie (Smith) Calvert. She was married to Don Oct. 21, 1950, and enjoyed 63 years of marriage.
She was preceded in death by her two brothers, Donald and David Calvert, and her sister, Eleanor MacKinnon.
Dot was loved by many because she loved others so enthusiastically. Her laughter, sense of humor and love for her family and God made her life full to the overflow. Her family includes daughters, Kerry Merrill and husband, Dave, of Oswego, IL, and their children, Joel and Michael; Kathy Shaw and her husband, Scott, of Oswego, IL, and their children, Dean and Kent; and Kelly Conrardy and her husband, Tim, of Bristol, IL; and two sons, Ketih Conklin of Earlville, IL, and Kevin and his wife, Karyn, of Charlotte, NC, and his two daughter, Brittany and Elyse. Her family also includes 10 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren, with one on the way.
Dot enjoyed card playing, making her house a home, gardening and sewing. She cherished her time with family and loved her social and church events with their many friends.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Cumberland Fellowship and designated to the Meals and More Ministry.
Hood Funeral Home and Crematory, LLC (www.hoodfuneralhome.com) was in charge of the arrangements.
Oct. 22, 1932—Nov. 12, 2013
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Julia Pearl Hill, 89, of Crossville, passed away March 5, 2014, at Cumberland House. Family will receive friends Saturday, March 8, from 11 a.m. to noon at Cumberland Fellowship. Funeral service will follow at noon, with Pastor Hank Jones officiating. Burial will be in Green Acres Memory Gardens.
Robert Ray Dillon, 93, of Crossville, passed away March 1, 2014, at Cumberland Medical Center in Crossville. Funeral services were held at Bilbrey Funeral Home March 5, with Pastor Roland Smith and Bro. Billy Kemp officiating. Interment was in Crossville City Cemetery.
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Gracie Bella Lewis, infant daughter of Tim Lewis and Dorieli Kief of Crossville, passed away March 1, 2014, at East Tennessee Children's Hospital in Knoxville.
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Rev. Joseph T. Nickell
Joseph Travis Nickell, retired Baptist pastor of Maryville, passed away Feb. 26, 2014, from complications of Alzheimer’s disease. He was 85.
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Dr. Philip Deatherage
Philip Miner Deatherage, MD, 93, of Crossville, passed away Feb. 28, 2014. Visitation will be held at Bilbrey Funeral Home March 6, from 5 to 7 p.m., with funeral services to be held March 7 at 10 a.m. Interment will be in Oliver Springs City Cemetery March 7 at 1 p.m. CST.
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