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Mrs. Mary Jo Dortch

Murray, Kentucky

Jul 2, 1929 – Jul 18, 2011 (Age 82)


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J. H. Churchill Funeral Home Obituary

Mrs. Mary Jo Workman Dortch, 82, of Murray, died peacefully July 18, 2011 at Spring Creek Health Care in Murray. Mrs. Dortch was born July 2, 1929 in Calloway Co. KY to the late Ollie Workman and Mary Susie Marshall Workman. Mrs. Dortch was the owner and operator of Jo’s Beauty Shop for 34 years before retiring. Mrs. Dortch was a member of the Martin’s Chapel United Methodist Church. Mrs. Dortch was preceded in death by her husband, Mr. Joe West Dortch, who died on June 5, 1999. Mrs. Dortch known as “Jo Baby� to her loving family was the last of seven siblings to pass away. Preceded in death by her four sisters, Marelle Loafman, Doris Hopkins, Roxie Burkeen and her twin sister, Sue Vinson; two brothers, Samuel and Clayton Workman Mrs. Dortch is survived by her daughter, Pam Saddoris Johnson and husband Shorty ; three grandchildren, Joe Russell Saddoris and friend Haley White and Mitchell Ray Saddoris and friend Ashley Rose and Breanne Hayes; a lifelong friend, Doris Williams, all of Murray; two brother-in-laws, Willie Owen Vinson of Hazel, KY and Eddie Dortch and wife Sue of Louisville, KY ; two sister-in-laws, Christine Workman of South Gate, MI and Hilda Stevenson of Hopkinsville,KY; Local nieces, Patty Ezell and husband Wayne of Lone Oak, KY, Vickie Holland and husband James of Murray and Beth Mangrum and husband Keith of Hazel. Funeral services will be held Thursday, July 21, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. at the J.H. Churchill Funeral Home with Rev. Eugene Burkeen officiating. Burial to follow in the Murray Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be held from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 20, 2011 at the funeral home. Online condolences can be made at,

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