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Dorothy F. “Dot” Newkirk

September 29, 1927 - September 15, 2019

Dorothy Newkirk, age 91, of Middletown, DE, passed away on Sunday, September 15, 2019.

Dorothy was born in Union City, TN, on September 29, 1927, to the late William Hawes and Nellie Beth Peacock.

She was a dedicated mother first and foremost.  Her interests included family, sewing, crafts, gardening, crabbing and fishing.  She worked at the local high school in Maryland for 16 years before moving to Florida, back to Maryland and finally settling in Delaware, where she enjoyed the chorus, line dancing, sewing, bingo and Rumi cube. 

She is survived by her spouse of 73 years, Roland Newkirk.  Dot was preceded in death by two brothers, William Hawes, Bud Hawes; three sisters, Helen Mae Hawes Huggins, Lillian Hawes Meeks and Martha Hawes Blythe; and two sons, Richard Newkirk and Roland Newkirk, Jr.  She was the loving and devoted mother of Randy Newkirk (Debbie), Patricia Stack, and Nancy Nolan (Thomas); daughters-in-law, Mary Rockey and Roxanne Newkirk.  She is also survived by 10 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; nieces; nephews; and a number of other loving relatives and close friends. She was very proud of her 5-generation family!

All of us will never forget the love that she had for her husband and family, and how we benefited from her loyalty, courage, patience and generosity.  She was loved by many and will be sorely missed.

Dot will be laid to rest at the Veterans Cemetery in Cheltenham, MD.

In lieu of flowers, memorial may be made in her honor to the American Heart Association, 200 Continental Drive #101, Newark, DE 19713.

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  • Dot, you were an amazing woman that accomplished a lot in your life! Your energy level was over the top. Your sense of humor was contagious! You had so many talents, and I see so many of your traits in the family that even extends to your Great Grand children! You will be dearly missed by so many people who’s lives were touched by your presence!

  • I am so sorry for your loss.
    I will keep you in my prayers.
    It is never easy to loss a loved one.
    May the Lord bless you and keep you in his care.

  • So sorry for you loss Jenny. Lots of love hugs and prayers to you and your family.

  • “God saw you getting tired and a cure was not to be. So he put His arms around you and Whispered “Come to Me”.” Author Unknown.
    Words cannot mend our heartache. We love you so much and you will be in our hearts forever.

  • Grandma, you will always be in my thoughts and in my heart. You were always such a strong woman and it showed in your actions and in your words. You really amazed me. You always did special things for everyone you knew. You were always thinking of everyone else. Im so grateful for the special connection we shared. I love you so much and will miss you dearly. Love Kelly

  • Dot, you were our adopted Grandmother. We enjoyed the time that we spent with you and will sorely miss you. God took you to a better place and we know you are no longer suffering. Rest in peace dear friend – some day we’ll all be together again.

  • Aunt Dot, you were a one-of-a-kind woman and a precious treasure to me. I will miss you always. My heart goes out to the family in your loss. My most heartfelt sympathy and love.