Dorothy M. Vail


Dorothy M. Vail, 88, a lifelong Rush and Franklin County resident passed away Saturday August 3, 2019 in Rushville. Dorothy was born in Franklin Co., IN on August 23, 1930 to the late Oliver Louis and Lucy Bell (Rifle) Bulmer.
Dorothy married Calvin C. Vail on October 18, 1947 and he preceded her in death on August 8, 1966. Dorothy was a housewife and homemaker and worked at Batesville Casket Company, Randall in Greensburg and Philco Ford in Connersville. She was a member of Buena Vista Christian Church, she loved sewing, quilting, playing cards and cooking, especially baking pies.
Dorothy is survived by a son, Robert Louis Vail and companion Deb of Everton, 3 daughters, Shirley (Ron) Williams of Nashville, IN, Carol (Rocky) Reed of Buena Vista, and Connie (Chesley) Seals of Franklin County, a brother, Harold Bulmer of Rush County, 10 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren with another on the way.
In addition to her parents and husband, Dorothy was preceded in death by a brother, Clarence Bulmer and sister, Ethel Holbert.
The family wishes to express their heartfelt thank you to all the staff at Flatrock River Lodge for the exceptional care their mother received.
Services will be held at 10 AM Wednesday, August 7, 2019 at Moster Mortuary, Rushville. Rev. John Johnson will preside. Friends are welcome to visit from 4 to 8 PM Tuesday August 6, 2019 at the mortuary. Burial will be in Hopewell Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Buena Vista Christian Church.
Arrangements entrusted to Moster Mortuary
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Gretchan Barber & Family
Aug 07, 2019
Prayers to the family, Dorothy is remembered fondly.
Pat Rathburn
Aug 06, 2019
So sorry for your loss. I remember how good your Mom was to us when Carol was hurt. She came bringing food enough for a week, everything was delicious. I will keep your family in my prayers
Bill and Pam Dees
Aug 05, 2019
Very sorry to hear of Dorthy's passing. We will be out of town and unable to attend the showing or funeral. Her family is in our thoughts and prayers.
Dorothy was a great lady, she always made me feel like she thought a lot of me and made me feel special. I've known her all my life and of course remember Calvin as well. She will be missed.
Bill & Pam
Donna Ratliff
Aug 05, 2019
Sending prayers to Dorthy's family. So sad to hear this. Dorothy was a very nice lady and was an awesome cook. I loved her apple pies and her strawberry jelly and her potato soup. She could make anything with her sewing machine. She will be dearly missed by many.
Jacquelin Begley
Aug 05, 2019
So sorry for your loss prayers being lifted
Dru Cox
Aug 05, 2019
My thoughts and prayers go out to Dorothy's family and friends. She was a member of our church family, and we all will miss Dorothy.