dorothy blakemore
Dorothy Ann Blakemore, 77, of Weirton, WV, died unexpectedly on Sunday, June 19, 2016, in Durham, NC. Born August 22, 1938, in Weirton, WV, she was a daughter of the late John and Anna Gasper Yoby. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Edward Blakemore, and her sister, Loretta (Richard) Pialet. Dorothy was the retired owner of "Your Insurance Advisors" in Weirton. She was a member of Saint Joseph the Worker Church. Her family was her life. She enjoyed visiting and spending time with her children and grandchildren. She was affectionately known as the MVP of her family. Dorothy is survived by her sons Robert J. Blakemore of Weirton and William "Bill"(Denise) Blakemore of Presto, PA; daughters Renee (Donald) Reaves of Durham, NC, and Lori (Scott) Pose of Raleigh, NC; brothers John (Carla) Yoby of Fort Worth, TX, and Robert (Sandy) Yoby of Weirton; grandchildren James (Rebecca), Matthew (Kacey), Angela, William (Susan), Tara, Angel, Chase and Peyton; great grandchildren James, London, Brody, Johnny, Remi, Matthew, Courtney, Riley, William and Kaitlyn. A funeral liturgy with Mass will be celebrated 10am Saturday at St. Joseph the Worker Church. Reverend Father Dennis Schuelkens will preside. Interment will follow at St. Paul Cemetery.

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  1. John and Bob condolences and prayers for you and your families at this time in the loss of your sister. Seeing her name brought back fond memories of growing up on School Street. God Bless you in your sorrow, but knowing that she is in a better brings relief.

  2. Jack, Bill, Renee, and Lori…my deepest sympathy goes out to you all. I was just visiting with my Godmother, Gloria Andrews today and she asked about Dorothy. She was a special lady. She will be sadly missed, but now your parents are together again. God Bless you all Love, Mark and Jenny Cummings

  3. Lori, Renee, Jack and Bill and family. Words cannot express my sadness for all of you. Your mom was a very special lady and the kids on Denese Drive loved her. She was always so kind to everyone. I remember how excited I was when I learned that the Blakemores were moving here! My heart is sad. I will miss her. You are all in my thoughts and prayers

  4. Lori, Renee, Jack,Bill & Family, I truely can’t tell you how great of a person your mom was just seeing her under 2 months ago when Lori was home, she always made me laugh. We had a great conversation about Donald Trump and things in general. She was so easy to talk to just like your dad always was. We had a lot of laughs throughout the years of Lori and I growing up, I will never forget. Your mom was always funny and always laughed at anything Lori and I did. I’m truely sorry that you’all lost your Mom she was a great person, but I know she is up there with your dad watching over all of you. My deepest sympathy to you all she truely is an angel. So sorry,my prayers and thoughts are with your families at this time, sincerely Chrissy (Bever)Dalrymple

  5. We want you all to know that we are all so very sorry for your loss. Your Mom was such a sweet person and a class act. We’re so glad she was in our lives. Our prayers are with you. Aunt Jean, Carol, Dan, Ashton, Cindi, and Rich

  6. We wanted you to know that our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Your mom was a loving and kind person. Michael and Toni Gurskey

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