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Dorothy Virginia Schackert

SCHACKERT, DOROTHY VIRGINIA, 89, passed away peacefully Saturday, June 15, 2013. Her family was at her side when an angel took her to Heaven.

She was born in Louisville, KY, on February 13, 1924 to the late George and Carolina Henry Kirchner.

She was a graduate of Shawnee High School and was retired from Stewart Dry Goods.

Virginia was a wonderful mother and grandmother. She was best known as the Cat Lady. She loved her cats.

She was preceded in death by her parents; sisters and brothers; and her husband, James of over 50 years.

She is survived by her daughter, Cheryl Hays (Thomas); grandchildren, John Hays, Jeffary Hays, Jennifer Hays (Shannon) and Jacqueline Hays, who all loved her very much. She is also survived by several nieces and a nephew and left behind a cat Susie.

A celebration of her life will be conducted Wednesday at 6 p.m. at Arch L. Heady at Resthaven, 4400 Bardstown Road with burial in Resthaven Memorial Park. Visitation will be Wednesday from 2-6 p.m. at the funeral home.

The Cat Lady, Virginia, would like expressions of sympathy to be made to the Humane Society.

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Published in The Courier-Journal on June 18, 2013
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