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Dorothy (Thrasher) Schickel

Born: Wed., Nov. 18, 1925
Died: Wed., May 17, 2017


4:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Sat., May 20, 2017
Location: Ballou & Stotts Funeral Home


2:00 PM Sun., May 21, 2017
Location: Ballou & Stotts Funeral Home

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Dorothy Schickel, age 91 of Burkesville, Kentucky passed away on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at NHC Healthcare. Dorothy was born on November 18, 1925 in Cumberland County, KY to the late Barton Thrasher and Vela Poindexter Thrasher. She was a member of Holy Cross Catholic Church, a member of the V.F.W. Ladies Auxiliary and had been the office manager for many years for her husband's medical practice. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Joseph H. Schickel, two brothers, James Thrasher, and Stanley Keith Thrasher, two sisters, Imogene Thrasher York, and Brenda Thrasher Cook, and a special aunt, Ruby Hood. Survivors Include: One Stepdaughter- Jo Ann Hilliker of Gainesville, FL Two Brothers- Kenneth L. Thrasher and his wife Datha, and Rondal B. Thrasher and his wife Marie all of Burkesville, KY Brother-in-law- Winfred Cook of Burkesville, KY and a host of other relatives and friends also survive. Funeral Service: Sunday, May 21, 2017 at 2:00 P.M. at Ballou & Stotts Funeral Home, 304 N. Main ST., Burkesville, KY with Doug Butler delivering the eulogy. Burial was in Burkesville Cemetery. Pallbearers: Ron Thrasher, Rodney Doolin, Joe Hearld, Cynthia Smith, Donetta Hearld, James Cook, Bobby York, Winfred Cook. Honorary Pallbearers: Dr. Samuel Rice, Dr. Robert Flowers, Sr., Dr. Robert Flowers, Jr., Dr. J.M. Stephenson, Kenneth Ballou, Weldon Rowe, Sherman McCoy. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of a donation to the American Cancer Society. Ballou & Stotts Funeral Home in charge of funeral arrangements. Online condolences at

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Carmon Jones-Jones
   Posted Sun May 21, 2017
JoAnn and Family, you are in our thoughts and prayers. Mrs. Schickels was a wonderful person a life well lived. Julia Jones grandchildren Carmon, Santha, Sheila, and John God Bless

Sandra Aaron
   Posted Sun May 21, 2017
Sorry for your loss. Prayers be with your family. You have been my Aunt Dorothy all of my life every since i live on granny"s farm when I little. Love you Aunt Dorothy. Sandy C. Aaron

Sue Cravens Stivers
   Posted Mon May 22, 2017
I was out of town over the week-end and just found out this morning (Monday) about Dorothy. I am so sorry that I did not know because I would have loved to come to the funeral home, not only on her behalf but to see you. My thoughts and prayers are with you. I know Dorothy is in a better place with your father. You have really been a blessing to Dorothy,
taking care of her, visiting, etc. When you come to Burkesville let me know. I want to see you.
Love and Blessings,
Sue Stivers

Carolyn J. Scott Jessee
   Posted Thu May 25, 2017
So sorry to learn of the passing Dorothy. I have known her all of my life. I remember sharing her bed when I was 4 years old and spending the night with Imogene and Ernie (my cousin). She always consoled me when I was in their medical office and had the sweetest voice when dealing with patients. Even though I rarely saw her after I grew up, I thought of her more than she would ever imagine. Rest well Dorothy and tell Imogene and Ernie hello for me.