Dorothea E. McKinley

first_imgDorothea Eloise (Och) (Ashcraft) McKinley, of Aurora, Indiana, passed away Thursday evening February 23, 2017 at Manderly Care Center at Osgood, Indiana.She was born November 3, 1918 in the Walker Hill area of Aurora, IN, daughter of the late George Och and Bessie Withered Och.Dorothea was a professional seamstress, loved sewing, quilting, crocheting and gardening. In years passed she worked for the following places, Walker Dry Cleaners on Second Street, dress factory in Aurora, tomato factory in Rising Sun, Dillsboro Nursing Home and Dearborn County Hospital. She loved reminiscing about the early years in Aurora, and how things were then. Dorothea was a violinist, and when younger played in a Symphony Orchestra in local concerts. She attended the Baptist Church, and was also a member and active in the VFW 5312 and American Legion 231 Auxiliaries in Aurora.She leaves sons, Norman (Claudine) Ashcraft, San Antonio, TX., Charles Ashcraft of Milan, IN. and Steven (Glenda) Ashcraft of Aurora, IN; grandmother of eleven and great grandmother to thirteen.She was preceded in death by three sisters, sons Edwin Short and Guy Ashcraft, husbands, Guy Ashcraft and Paul McKinley.Friends will be received Tuesday, February 28, 2017, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm at the Rullman Hunger Funeral Home, 219 Mechanic Street, Aurora, Indiana.Services will be held at the Funeral Home on Wednesday at 11:00 am with Pastor Pete Bryk officiating.Interment will follow in the Oakdale Cemetery, Dillsboro, Indiana.Contributions may be made to the Aurora Life Squad. If unable to attend services, please call the funeral home office at (812) 926-1450 and we will notify the family of your donation with a card.Visit: www.rullmans.comlast_img read more