Dorothy Hackley, 92

Published 6:24 pm Monday, January 6, 2020

Dorothy Hackley


Dorothy Hackley, 92, of Stanford, passed away Saturday, January 4th, at The Rockcastle County Hospital in Mount Vernon. She was the widow of Charles E. Hackley who preceded her in death on October 14, 2008. Dorothy was born on February 4, 1927 in Rutledge, Grainger County, Tennessee. She was a daughter of the late Isaac Walter & Mary Judith (Talbot) Brannan.

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Dorothy graduated from White Pine High School in 1945 and was also a 1951 graduate of Berea College where she obtained her teaching degree. She began her teaching career at Waynesburg High School in 1953. In 1956 she began teaching English and Literature at the Crab Orchard High School. She became a Junior and Senior sponsor and also enjoyed directing various plays during her 18 years of service at Crab Orchard. In 1974 she transferred to the Lincoln County High School and retired in 1987 from the Lincoln County Board of Education. She enjoyed gardening, canning, quilting and loved her animals she frequently rescued.

Ms. Hackley is survived by her three children, James Robert Hackley of Lexington, Joan Elaine Hackley of Stanford and John Elliott Hackley of Stanford. She is also survived by four grandchildren, John Talbot Hackley, Sarah Rose Hackley, Emily Kay Garcia and Randolph Scott Cobb

In addition to her parents and husband, Dorothy was preceded in death by a Grandson, David Michael Cobb; Seven Brothers, John, Hal, Robert, Lawrence, Charles, Ray & Major; Three Sisters, Mary Jane Brown, Lula Skeen & Ellen Brannan; and a Daughter-In-Law, Linda Hackley

Pallbearers Include: Jonah Pfeifer, George Pleasants, Jesse Bowling, Paul & Christian Wyler & Ricky Spoonamore

Funeral Service 11:00 am, Wednesday, January 8, 2020 at Hebron Lakeside Church with Bro. Robert Camenisch officiating. Burial will follow in the Buffalo Springs Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 until 9:00 pm on Tuesday, January 7th at McKnight Funeral Home Chapel and after 10 am on Wednesday at the Hebron Lakeside Church.

Memorial Contributions can be made to the Hebron Lakeside Church at 27 Boone Road, Stanford, Kentucky 40484.