Dortha B. Sankey (1938 - 2016)

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Dortha B. Sankey, 78, of Clearfield, passed away Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016, at Ridgeview Elder Care.
She was born on April 29, 1938, in Clearfield, the daughter of the late Mervil W. and M. Lucille (Snyder) Bell. On Sept. 29, 1962, she married John R. Sankey. He survives.
Dortha and her husband are the owners and operators of Sanview Dairy Farm in Goshen Township. She previously was employed several places throughout the years including the Clearfield Extension Office, a teacher's aide at Clearfield School, sales clerk at CVS Pharmacy and at The Progress in the insertion department.
She was a member of Clearfield First Baptist Church. She enjoyed attending the Clearfield County Fair, where for 25 years her family showed their dairy cattle. Dortha was also an active parent and supporter of the Clearfield FFA Chapter. She and John hosted many picnics over the years for the Pennsylvania Farmers Association, the Harvestor Silo Company, FFA Chapter and 4H Clubs.
Dortha enjoyed sewing, going to craft shows, shopping, visiting with family and friends and swinging or sitting on the porch at the farm and watching the family's activities.
She is survived by her loving husband of 54 years, John R. Sankey; two children, James Sankey and Valerie and her husband Jim Flegal, all of Clearfield; two sisters, Alice and her husband Jerry Shaffner of Clearfield and Betty and her husband Tim Junod of Mahaffey; nephews: Joshua, Dustin and Zachary Quigley and Benjamin Junod; nieces: Sherry L. Dixon and her husband Tim, Megan and Abby Junod.
She was preceded in death by her parents and sister, Joyce L. Quigley.
Friends will be received from 5-9 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016, at the Bennett and Houser Funeral Home, Inc., Clearfield. An additional hour of viewing will be held on Thursday from 10 a.m. until the hour of service.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 10, at the funeral home. Burial will be in Goshen Cemetery.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Clearfield First Baptist Church.
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Published in The Courier Express on Nov. 7, 2016
Arrangements under the direction of:
Bennett and Houser Funeral Home, Inc.
312 East Locust Street | Clearfield, PA 16830 | (814) 765-8251
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