Dorothy Agnes Cecil Hall, 87, joined her husband, Louis Gregory Hall, in eternal joy Monday, April 12, 2021.
Dorothy was a member of the Basilica of St. Joseph Proto-Cathedral in Bardstown. She was born June 11, 1933, in Howardstown to the late Gregory S. Cecil and Agnes Lucille Lampkin Cecil. Dorothy was employed at Wilson & Muir Bank in Bardstown for 28 years, retiring as head bookkeeper. She worked as an aide in the Bardstown City School System after retiring from the bank, thereby fulfilling her lifelong dream of becoming a teacher.
Dorothy was an amazing cook, and her husband, children, grandchildren, and their friends appreciated her skills and efforts. She had a strong Catholic faith, and was a regular attendee of Mass and chapel until very recently. She loved the holidays, especially Christmas and Easter, and established traditions of food and fun that her children have passed on to their families. Mom loved family games, and would get so excited over winning nine cents in Tripoli, rolling a bunco, or whacking a croquet ball. She and Louis enjoyed road trips, church picnics in the summer, the occasional casino visit, and sitting on their porch swing enjoying their home. Her warmth, kindness and joy will survive her as a large part of her legacy to her family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her brothers, Michael and Jim Cecil; her sister, Lillie Mae Boone; her granddaughter, Sarabeth Allender; and a brother-in-law, Nick Ferrell.
Dorothy was so proud of being the matriarch of her large family of six children, 17 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. She was deeply loved and will be missed by her children, Judy (Randy) Allender, Ron (Carolyn) Hall, Jim (Jennifer Jones) Hall, Janice Hall, Jennifer (Aaron Cummins) Parrish, and Richard (Terri Fink) Hall; one sister, Pat Ferrell; a sister-in-law, Jacki (Jim Rademaker) Cecil; and numerous extended family and friends.
Visitation is 2-8 p.m. Wednesday, April 14, with a prayer service at 6 p.m. and 8:30-10:30 a.m. Thursday, April 15, at Barlow Funeral Home.
Mass of Christian burial will be 11 a.m. Thursday, April 15, at the Basilica of St. Joseph Proto-Cathedral with burial in St. Joseph Cemetery. The Rev. Joseph Batcheldor will officiate.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph Church or Flaget Memorial Cancer Center.
William R. Rust Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.