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Leola A. Dority

October 6, 1924 to August 31, 2014

Boonville- Leola A. (Williamson) Dority, 89, a former resident of Boonville, Blossvale and Stanwix, widow of Stanley W., passed away on Sunday, August 31, 2014, at the Rome Center for Health and Rehabilitation, where she had resided since 2007.

She was born in Boonville, on October 6, 1924, a daughter of Alvah and Gladys Capron Williamson. She grew up on Jackson Hill Road, near Boonville, attending rural school, completing her education at Boonville Central School. On June 29, 1946, Leola was united in marriage with Stanley W. Dority in Boonville; after that the couple settled in Stanwix, where Stanley and his brother, Sherrill operated a gas station and garage for many years. In 1985, the couple moved to Blossvale, where they lived until moving to Kortenaer Village in Boonville, in 1989. Mr. Dority died on March 21, 1997.

While living in the Rome area, Mrs. Dority was a member of the Rome Assembly of God Church.

Mrs. Dority was a very gifted and talented cook and baker; her specialty was baking pies. She brightened the lives of many with her cooking talents and was employed as a cook and baker for Northern Lights Restaurant, Rome, for the Stanwix Men's Club and for the Stanwix Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary, of which she was also a member. She also enjoyed playing bingo and playing cards with her family members and with many of the residents at the Rome Center. Leola was gifted with a green thumb and enjoyed raising vegetables.

She is survived by three daughters, Rose Lighthall, Rome, Patricia Larrabee, Floyd, and Joyce Dority, Scio, NY. She was predeceased by a son, Walter, in January, 1959. Also surviving are twelve grandchildren, twenty great grandchildren; three brothers, Milton Williamson, Wallace Williamson, both of Constableville and Milford Williamson, Boonville; three sisters, Gloria Williamson, Boonville, Stella Moscicki, Hawkinsville and Shirley Angell, Rome. She was predeceased by two brothers, Gilbert Williamson, and Norman Williamson; and by three sisters, Velma Pickard, Betty Curtis and Hazel Poulin.

Her family wishes to extend a heartfelt note of thanks and appreciation to nurses, Kathy, Sarah and Tina, and the entire staff at the Rome Center for Health and Rehabilitation for the kind and compassionate care that was provided for Leola.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend graveside funeral services on Thursday at 11:00 A.M. at Boonville Cemetery, where Pastor Daniel Richter, of the Boonville United Methodist Church will officiate. There are no calling hours. Memorial contributions may be made to the Rome Center for Health and Rehabilitation, Resident Activities Department, 801 North James St. Rome, New York 13440. Her arrangements are in care of Trainor Funeral Home, Inc. Boonville.

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