Dottie E. (Tharp) Taber, age 94 years, a resident of Vienna, passed away Friday, September 8, 2017.
Dottie was born July 11, 1923 in Lola, Kentucky. She was the daughter of Elmer C. and Carrie (Adams) Tharp.
Dottie was united in marriage to Elmer Taber on October 12, 1940 in Lola, Kentucky. He preceded her in death on November 21, 1994.
Dottie is survived by: her children- Carolyn Sue Kerley of Vienna, Norris Taber of Simpson, Janice Shoemaker of Vienna, Jack (his wife Laura) Taber of Cape Girardeau, Missouri, Brenda (her husband Larry) Hogg of Vienna, Cindy (her husband Paul) Obermark of Metropolis and Randy (his wife Susan) Taber of Metropolis; a daughter-in-law- Terry Taber Combee of Florida; 22 grandchildren; 52 great- grandchildren; 10 great-great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews
In addition to her parents and husband, Dottie was preceded in death by: 2 sons- Robert Lee Taber and Larry Wayne Taber; 8 sisters- Macy Hughes, Recie Turner, Cleo Schnake, Juanita Wilbanks, Lucille King, Ilene Krow, Imogene Janes and Wanda Bebout; 2 brothers- Richard Tharp and Donald Tharp.
Dottie was a homemaker. She was a skilled quilter and made and sold quilts throughout the years. Dottie also loved to fish and raise flowers.
Dottie was of the Freewill Baptist Faith.
Visitation will be held from 5 PM – 7 PM Monday, September 11, 2017 at Bailey Funeral Home in Vienna. The service will follow at 7 PM.
A further time of visitation will be conducted Tuesday, September 12, 2017, from 11 AM – 1 PM at the Lola Pentecostal Church, 1100 Lola Road, Salem, Kentucky.
Burial will follow in the Lola Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.