Dorothy "Dottie" M. Molloy Harney passed away after a brief illness on Wednesday, January 1, 2014 at St. John's Hospital; she was 91 years old.
Dottie was born May 8, 1922 in Alton, IL, the daughter of Henry and Irene McCleery Molloy.
Dottie was a graduate of Alton High School and served in the U.S. Navy as a control tower operator during WWII, spending part of her service at Glenview Air Force Base near Chicago. She married Al Harney in 1971 and was active in the Auxillary at St. Joseph's Hospital, among other organizations in Alton throughout her life. Dorothy and Al retired to Angel Fire, N.M. where she was a volunteer EMT as well as a volunteer for the local library. She was an artist and they were avid golfers, and enjoyed traveling, especially to visit their families. They lived in Centralia, IL thereafter, and then in Springfield, IL.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Alfred A. Harney; her parents, Henry and Irene Molloy; and two sisters, Bernice Yates and Marjorie Carlson.
She is survived by one son, Dr. Alfred N. (wife, Karen) Harney of Springfield; six daughters, Marcia L. Durian of Lawrenceville, GA, Mary Anne (husband, Terry) Theyssen of Springfield, Jackie (husband, Andy) Mellor of Phillips, ME, Ellen Lock (wife, Rhonda Griswold) of Barrington, NH, Lea Anne (husband, Dan) Varble of Carrollton, and Mary S. Harney of Springfield; ten grandchildren, Lindsay (husband, Chris) Price, Matthew (wife, Rachel) Harney, Christopher Durian, Patrick Durian, Jennifer (husband, Jarrod) Isringhausen, Jack Varble, Jacob (wife, Ashley) Varble, Joshua Varble, Caitlin Harney, and Nathaniel Harney; five great-grandchildren, Alana Isringhausen, Olivia Varble, Nathan Price, and twins, Nora and Nolan Price; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Cremation was accorded by Butler Cremation Tribute Center.
Private family ceremonies were held.
Graveside Ceremony: 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 8, 2014 at Camp Butler National Cemetery, where military honors will be provided by the Interveterans Burial Detail of Sangamon County and Department of Defense.
Memorial contributions may be made to: American Red Cross, Illinois Capital Area Chapter, 1045 Outer Park Dr., Springfield, IL 62704, American Kidney Fund, 6110 Executive Blvd., Suite 1010, Rockville, MD 20852-9813, or any United States Veteran's organization.