Dorothy McCartney

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DOROTHY MAY MCCARTNEY, 95 BELVIDERE - Dorothy May McCartney, 95, of Belvidere died at home Monday, Feb. 11, 2013. Born March 27, 1917, in Beverly, Ohio, daughter of James Ewell and Charlotte (Dearth) McKelvey. Married Robert Addison McCartney on Jan. 6, 1944, in Selma, Ala. Over the years, Dorothy worked for the Belvidere Telephone Company, Belvidere Water Department and the Belvidere Bank, retiring in 1982. Member of First United Methodist Church. She was an avid Cubs and Bears fan. Survivors include sons, James (Carla) McCartney of Horicon, Wis., and Thomas McCartney of Freeport; grandchildren, Jeffrey (Diane) McCartney, Jamie (Troy) Peerenboom, Matthew (Jodie) McCartney and Cathi (Brian) LaFontaine; great-grandchildren, Kyle, Megan, Sophie, Koy, Sloane, Caden, Brynn, Patrick and Joseph; special nieces, Kathy Kretsinger, Linda Hill and Carol Ashley. Predeceased by parents; husband, Robert; brothers, Donald and William McKelvey. Cremation rites have been accorded. There will be a private burial in Belvidere Cemetery at a later date. Arrangements were by Buck-Wheeler-Hyland Funeral Home, 218 W. Hurlbut Ave., Belvidere. To share condolences, visit
Published in Rockford Register Star from Feb. 13 to Feb. 14, 2013