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Dorothy E. Higginbotham

HIGGINBOTHAM, Dorothy Elizabeth "Aunt Dot", 93, of Springfield, passed away Friday, November 27, 2020 in Oakwood Village. Dorothy was born July 6, 1927 in Johnstown, PA to Grady and Janie Mae (Suttles) Starling. She retired from Wright Patterson Air Force Base and later retired from the Springfield City Schools. She was also a member of St. John Missionary Baptist Church. Survivors include three children, Dawn (Micheal) Gaines, Bobbi (William) Gault and Delmar Jones; seven grandchildren, KaWambee Gaines, Ajamu Gaines, Kizzy (Rodney) Ragland, Terry (Dawn) Toliver, Christopher Gault, Kwana (Christopher) Jones Becker and Derek Jones; 19 great grandchildren; five great-great grandchildren; one sister-in-law, Agnes Starling; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Robert Toliver; her second husband, Richard Higginbotham; six siblings, Winferd "Wint" Starling, LaFances (Starling) Ferguson, Arlene "Leenie" Ogletree, James Jr. "Jake" McCormick, Horace Robert "Bobby" McCormick and Edward "Buddy" McCormick. Her funeral service will be held on Saturday at 11:00 a.m. in St. John Missionary Baptist Church. Visitation will be held two hours prior, beginning at 9 a.m. in the Church. Burial will follow in Rose Hill Burial Park. The family would also like to thank the staffs at Oakwood Village, Clark Memorial Home, Springfield Regional Medical Center and Ohio's Hospice for their kind and exceptional care. Arrangements by CONROY FUNERAL HOME.
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Saturday, December 5, 2020

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