Dorothy Jones Poat, 85, of Anderson, passed away on Aug. 15, 2012, at her residence.

She was born on April 21, 1927, in Anderson, where she resided all of her life.

Dorothy graduated from Anderson High School and St. Mary of the Woods College.

She taught at Union City Schools for two years following college.

She was a member of Current Events Club, Victoria Guild and several bridge clubs. She was also an avid sports fan.

Dorothy is survived by her children, Elizabeth Poat, Marjorie (Chris) Burke, Mary (David) Rearick and James Poat, Jr.; six grandchildren, Jennifer, Lauren, Kristyn and Andrew Burke, Katelyn and Matthew Rearick. Also surviving is her special friend and caregiver, Michele Tucker.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 35 years, James Poat; mother, Nelle Jones; father, Walter F. Jones; sisters, Barbara Kelly and Janet Tackett; and brother, Walter F. Jones Jr.

Funeral services will be at a later date.

Arrangements are being handled by Robert D. Loose Funeral Homes & Crematory, Anderson.

Memorial contributions may be made to The Make-a-Wish Foundation, 7330 Woodland Drive, Suite 201, Indianapolis, IN 46278.

Post online condolences at www.loosecares.com or www.theheraldbulletin.com.

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