Cumberland Times-News


April 10, 2007

Mary B. Dorsey [Keyser]

KEYSER, W.Va. - Mary B. Dorsey, 99, a resident of Heartland of Keyser, and formerly, 419 W. Piedmont St., Keyser, died on Sunday, April 8, 2007, at Potomac Valley Hospital.

Born May 16, 1907, in Allegany County, she was a daughter of the late James and Mary Clara (Miller) Herbert. She was also preceded in death by her husband, John T. Dorsey Sr., on Dec. 20, 1973; a son, Bernard "Nick" Eugene Dorsey; two brothers, Leo and Reginald "Reggie" Herbert; and one sister, Virginia Leggett. Mrs. Dorsey was the last surviving member of her immediate family.

Mrs. Dorsey was a homemaker and a member of the Church of the Assumption of Keyser.

Surviving are her son, John T. "Jack" Dorsey Jr.,and wife, Ruth "Toots", of Wheeling; her daughter, Mary Clara Lambert, and husband, Jim, of New Creek; her daughter-in-law, Phyllis C. Dorsey, of Cumberland; ten grandchildren, Tom Dorsey, and wife, Lou Ann, Tim Dorsey, and wife, Carla, Tony Dorsey, and wife, Laura, Frances Sommers, and husband, Glen, Mary Callahan, Barbara Albers, and husband, Bill, Helen Kelly, and husband, Ron, Bernard Dorsey, and wife, Donna, Hanne Lunday, and husband, Bill and Mark Brantner. She is also survived by 15 great grandchildren, five great-great grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received at the Markwood Funeral Home, Keyser on Wednesday, April 11, 2007 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p m.

A Christian Wake Service will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday at 7 p.m.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at the Church of the Assumption, Keyser on Thursday, April 12, 2007 at 10:30 a.m. with Father Ivan M. Lebar, T.O.R. as celebrant.

Interment will follow in St. Thomas Cemetery, Keyser.

If desired, memorial donations may be made in memory of Mary B. Dorsey to Church of the Assumption Ladies' Guild, 34 James St., Keyser, WV 26726.

Condolences may be sent to the family after Mrs. Dorsey's obituary at

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