Gladys B. Dorty

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

Gladys was employed by Dairy Farm in Willow Hill, Pennsylvania, 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, George Dorty, who passed in 1988; daughter, Esther Johnson; two brothers; and three sisters.

Professional services are entrusted to Dugan Funeral Home and Crematory Inc., Shippensburg.

A Public Viewing was held at 9 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 8, 2020, followed by a Funeral Service at 10 a.m. at Dugan Funeral Home and Crematory Inc., Shippensburg, with Pastor Jim Moss Jr. officiating. A Reception followed the service from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the funeral home.

Interment was in Parklawns Memorial Gardens, Chambersburg, Pennsylvania.

Contributions may be made in Gladys’ memory to the Newburg First Church of God, 260 Newburg Road, Newburg, Pa. 17240. Friends may express online condolences at:


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