Dorothy June Proffitt died on August 13, 2021 at the age of 89 in Plainfield, Indiana. Born March 2, 1932 in Pennsylvania, to late parents Russell and Dolly Mae Hedrick. Dorothy grew up in Fort Smith, Arkansas with a sister Elizabeth, and two brothers, Harold (Sonny), and Joe.
Dorothy, a great fan of James Dean, made her way to Indiana and worked for Bell Telephone as a telephone operator. In November 1962, she married James E. Proffitt and made her home in Marion, Indiana, raising two sons. Dorothy loved game shows and doing crossword puzzles. She was dedicated to protecting all animals and passionately supported the local humane society shelter. She rescued many cats over the years, vowing to be a caretaker of God's creatures.
Dorothy is survived by her two sons, Robert (Paru) Proffitt of Torrance, California and Brian Proffitt of Paragon, Indiana; brothers, Joe Hedrick of Fort Smith, Arkansas and Sonny Hedrick of Norman, Oklahoma; and her four grandchildren, Charlie, Levi, Jason, and Devin.
Burial rites will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, August 18, 2021 at Gardens of Memory Cemetery, Marion (Huntington County), Indiana. She will be laid to rest beside her beloved husband Jim. Friends may call at the burial rite.
In lieu of flowers, please consider monetary or in-kind donations in her name to your local humane society or animal shelter.
Arrangements are entrusted to Raven-Choate Funeral Home, 1202 W. Kem Road, Marion, Indiana.
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