Gladys B. Dorty


Gladys B. Dorty (February 17, 1921 – October 1, 2020)


Gladys B. Dorty, age 99, of Shippensburg, passed away Thursday, October 1, 2020 at Laurel Lake Nursing Home in Chambersburg. She was born February 17, 1921 in Mercersburg, PA, to the daughter of the late Chester and Lillie (Hornbaker) Creager. 

Gladys was employed by Dairy Farm in Willow Hill, PA for 41 years. She was a member of the Newburg First Church of God. Her hobbies included arts and crafts, reading, painting, and gardening, especially when it came to her flowers. She enjoyed spending time with her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren. 

She is survived by her two sons, Duane Dorty of California, and Walter Dorty (Linda) of Shippensburg; daughter, Fern (Fred) Johnson of Spring Run; seven grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, and numerous great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband who passed in 1988, George Dorty; daughter, Esther Johnson; two brothers and three sisters. 

Professional services are entrusted to Dugan Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., Shippensburg. A Public Viewing will be held at 9:00 AM on Thursday, October 8 followed by a Funeral Service at 10:00 AM at Dugan Funeral Home and Crematory, 51 Asper Drive, Shippensburg with Pastor Jim Moss, Jr. officiating. A Reception will follow the service from 11:00 AM -12:30 PM at the funeral home. Interment will be in Parklawns Memorial Gardens. 

Contributions may be made in Gladys’s memory to the Newburg First Church of God, 260 Newburg Road, Newburg, PA.To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Gladys B. Dorty please visit our Tribute Store.

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