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Dorothy Ethel Gillaspy Shope, 86, of Hot Springs, passed away March 22, 2019. She was born April 22, 1932, in Hatton, Ark. She spent her formidable years in Delight, Ark.

Dorothy met John Jackson Shope Jr. in Delight and they were married on Dec. 20, 1952. They eventually settled in Houston, Texas. They later retired in Hot Springs, Ark. Dorothy primarily worked in the medical field.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband, John Shope; son, Dennis Shope; father, Clarence Gillaspy; mother, Virgie Taylor; and brothers, John and Arnold Gillaspy.

She will be missed by daughter, Jennie Ann Shope Rodgers (Steve); grandson, Jared Rodgers (Jasmine); brother, Joe Taylor; sister, Lois Miller; sister-in-law, Margaret Gillaspy; Corpie Gillaspy, and Frances Shope, and several nieces; and nephews.

Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Monday at Caruth-Hale Funeral Home.

Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Delight Cemetery in Delight, Ark., with Brother Larry Miller officiating.

The family wishes to extend a special thank you to the staff at Quapaw Nursing Home and her special caregivers: Shaquioa, Deshala, Tempest, Samantha and Randy.

Donations may be made to Delight Cemetery, c/o Martha May, P.O. Box 84, Delight, AR 71940.

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