Dorothy Stebbins Mackey

Published 12:01 am Wednesday, November 23, 2016

July 7, 1926 – Nov. 19, 2016

HILLSBORO, Ohio — Services for Dorothy Stebbins Mackey, 90, of Hillsboro, Ohio, who died peacefully Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016, and went to glory to be with her husband, William Howard Mackey of 62 years, will be 11 a.m. Saturday at the Hillsboro Church of Christ.    1123-dorothysmackey-obitpic
Burial will follow at the Hillsboro Cemetery under the direction of Turner Funeral Homes in Hillsboro.
Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. until service time Saturday at the church.
Mrs. Mackey was born July 7, 1926, in Canton, Ohio, the daughter of William Tindall and Ethel Marie (Brown) Stebbins.
Following graduation from Lehman High School, in Canton, Howard and Dorothy met at Erieside Christian Service Camp and married Nov. 7, 1947. She received college degrees from Cincinnati Bible College with a master’s degree in religion, from Butler University in Columbus, Ohio, and a master’s in guidance counseling from the University of Alabama.
Dorothy worked at a magazine subscription company and within a year a teacher position opened in the Jefferson County School System in Center Point, Ala., with 26 years teaching in the first and second grades. For a number of years, Dorothy and Howard traveled all 50 states of the United States as well as Canada and Mexico for their musical ministry, “Song and Word Ministries.” Howard played the organ and piano and Dorothy her alto saxophone, the theme was always, “To God Be the Glory.”
Mrs. Mackey also authored several books.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Dr. William Howard Mackey who died July 29, 2008; and two sisters, Mildred Arnold Sanford and Margaret Morgan Landoll.
Survivors include three daughters, Martha Jane Mackey of Pasadena, Calif., Kathleen Marie Mackey King and husband, Al, of Natchez, and Virginia Ann Mackey Graham of Orlando, Fla.; five grandchildren, Jennifer Marie Blue and husband, Blue, Rebecca Jane Green and husband, Mark, Stephanie Ann Hamilton and husband, Caleb, Jonathan Davis King and Kimberly Michelle King; and six great-grandchildren, Joshua William Blue, Caden Mackey Blue, Hannah Marie Blue, Adelaide Adair Blue, Sarah Marie Green and Eli William Green.
Memorials contributions may be made to the Cincinnati Christian University, Attn: Advancement Department, 2700 Glenway Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio 45204.
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