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March 24, 1918 - January 31, 2018
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Dorothy Mae Williams Moody, 99, of Old Forge, went to be with The Lord Wednesday at the home of her daughter on the East Mountain section of Scranton. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 60 years, Donald F. Moody, on February 4, 2005.
Born in Ceasetown, Luzerne County, on March 24, 1918, and the daughter of the late William, Sr., and Lily Stevens Williams, Dorothy was a graduate of the former Harter High School, Plymouth Twp.
She proudly worked for Wright Aeronauticals of Patterson, New Jersey, where she tested jet engines during World War II. She worked on the U.S. Army Air Force’s famous Enola Gay Boeing B-29 Superfortress Bomber.
While back at home, Dorothy was able to raise her family of seven children while also working in various dress factories throughout the Wyoming Valley. A faithful and longtime member of the Clarks Green Assembly of God Church, she also served in the church choir as well as a Sunday school teacher.
Dorothy certainly lived her life to the fullest. She still drove at age 97 and, a lifetime fashionista, wore her high heels for just as long. She loved Betty Boop, and had once refused to go on a date with Frank Sinatra – he was, of course, too scrawny. She was an amazing mother, grandmother, great grandmother and sister, whose family meant everything to her. Passing away peacefully Wednesday morning at 99 years young, her legacy will long live on through her adoring family.
She is survived by her seven children, Darlene Davis and husband Arthur of Hanover Twp., Roger Moody and wife Donna of Kissimmee, Florida, Sharon Edison and husband Thomas of Sanford, Fl., Donald Moody and wife Norma of Orlando, Fl., Dorothy Meyers and husband Gary of Roaring Brook Twp., Kevin Moody of Sanford, Fl., and Barbara Sawicki and husband Hal of Scranton, and where she recently resided; 13 beloved grandchildren and 16 loving great grandchildren; her siblings, Louise Johnson, Margaret (Peg) Cornell, Lily Tomasacci, Shirley Pierontoni and Robert Williams, all of Nanticoke; and many nieces and nephews.
Siblings, Ruth Briggs, William, Jr., Ernest, Edward and infant Susan Williams, also preceded her in death.
Her family would like to thank the entire staff of Traditional Home Health and Hospice, especially Michelle, Melissa and Megan, for making Dorothy’s final days comfortable.
Funeral services are scheduled for Saturday to begin at 9:00AM from the Thomas P. Kearney Funeral Home, Inc., 517 North Main Street, Old Forge, with a 10:00AM Service at the Clarks Green Assembly of God, 204 South Abington Rd., Clarks Green, to be conducted by Rev. Glenn White. Interment will follow at Fairview Memorial Park, Elmhurst Twp. Relatives and friends may pay their respects on Friday 4-7:00PM at the funeral home.