Railing, Dorothy Elizabeth
of Scottsdale, Arizona passed away Thursday afternoon at 3 PM, September 18, 2014 with her Nephew and his wife, from Colorado, and a long-time family friend at her bedside at the time. Dorothy had lived a very long and productive and interesting life. The majority of her working career was in the newspaper business. She was born in Huntington, Indiana, daughter of Murney and Ora Simpson. She married William C. Hays May 5, 1934 in Monticello, Illinois. They spent most of their working lives in Central Illinois, first publishing the Cerro Gordo, Illinois newspaper, then the Arthur Graphic Clarion newspaper in Arthur, Illinois. Arthur, Illinois is a large Amish community and they built a fine business there, eventually erecting a new building right off Main Street downtown. Upon retirement, they sold the newspaper and moved to Scottsdale, Arizona where they lived out their lives. William C. Hays preceded Dorothy in death in April, 1976. Later, she married Lawrence C. Railing of Tucson, Arizona in 1978 and he died in 1985. Surviving are one Sister, Sylvia Campion of Decatur, Illinois and several nieces and nephews in the Midwest. Interment will be in Graceland Cemetery, Decatur, Illinois Arrangements by Messinger Indian School Mortuary, Scottsdale, Arizona
Published by The Arizona Republic on Sep. 21, 2014.