We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Watkins-Oller Funeral Home
Dorothy Zell (Matthews) Duvall, age 95 of Lawrenceville passed away at Aperion Care Bridgeport IL, with her family by her side on May 29, 2022.
Dorothy was born on Oct. 6, 1926, in Seminole, TX to Samuel 'Shorty' and Madolyn Matthews. She married Mitchell Duvall on Sept. 29, 1942, and relocated to Leitchfield, Ky.
Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, Mitchell, and her daughter Margaret Jane. She was also preceded in death by her parents and several siblings.
Dorothy spent her life serving God and raising her 8 children. She is survived by two brothers, Richard and Lynn and her children oldest to youngest, Magdalene Allen of KY, Stephen Duvall and wife Sandy of TN, James Duvall and wife Debi of KY, Joseph Duvall and wife Nancy of KY, Mary Ann Hart and husband John of IN, Gloria Dickson and husband Chris of KY, and Sandra Cary and husband Steve of IL. She also leaves behind a host of loving Grandchildren, Great Grandchildren, and Great-Great Grandchildren.
Dorothy was a member of the Lawrenceville Free Methodist Church and an avid supporter of Evangelist Billy Graham. She enjoyed reading, sewing, gardening, and music but her true passion was taking care of children. She lived her life as a devout Christian and was loved by everyone that knew her.
Though we are in sorrow with great sadness, we celebrate her life and the never-ending love she gave us.
Funeral services will be held at 10 AM, (CDT), Thursday, June 2, 2022, at Watkins-Oller Funeral Home with Bro. Roy Smith officiating. Burial will follow in the Williams Cemetery.
Visitation will be after 9 AM, Thursday at the funeral home.
"On the day I called, you answered me; my strength of soul you increased."