Marilyn Rose Dooley
August 24, 1938 – February 28, 2019
It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of Marilyn R. Dooley of Mooresville, In. on February 28th, 2019. She is preceded in death by her parents, George and Rose Hornberger; husband, Earl Dooley; sister, Carol (Don) Albin; daughter-in-law, Shari Dooley; and grandson, Shane Harnish. She grew up in Indianapolis, In., and graduated from St. Agnes Academy in 1956. At age 50, Marilyn continued her education and became a respiratory therapist. She worked at Johnson Memorial Hospital in Franklin, In. for 25 years.
Marilyn is survived by her beloved brother, Richard (Marilyn) Hornberger; cherished children, Karen (Don) Dice, Greg (Sally Crosby) Dooley and Steve (Paige) Dooley; adored grandchildren, Jerad (April) Harnish, Austen (Julie) Dooley, Renae Harnish, Siera Dooley, Rebecca Harnish, Maggie Dooley and Megan Dice; and treasured great-grandchildren, Alethea Harnish, Payton Batchelor, Piper Harnish, Mariah Pratt, Hezekiah Harnish, John Dooley, Jonah Dooley, and Joanna Dooley.
We are going to miss Grandma Marilyn. She was the kind of person that no one forgets. We will miss her laugh, her generosity, her spunk, and her unwavering commitment to her family and friends. She loved life and she knew how to live it.
Please accompany family and friends in remembering Marilyn’s life at Little and Sons Funeral Home on Monday, March 4th from 4:00-8:00pm for the viewing. An additional hour of visiting will be on Tuesday, March 5th, at 11am, just preceding the funeral service at noon. Little and Sons Funeral Home is located at 4901 E. Stop 11 Rd.
- George Hornberger, Father
- Rose Hornberger, Mother
- Earl Dooley, Husband
- Carol Albin (Don), Sister
- Shari Dooley, Daughter-in-law
- Shane Harnish, Grandson
- Richard Hornberger (Marilyn), Brother
- Karen Dice (Don), Daughter
- Steve Dooley (Paige), Son
- Greg Dooley (Sally Crosby), Son
- Jerad Harnish (April), Grandchild
- Austen Dooley (Julie), Grandchild
- Renae Harnish, Grandchild
- Siera Dooley, Grandchild
- Rebecca Harnish, Grandchild
- Maggie Dooley, Grandchild
- Megan Dice, Grandchild
- Alethea Harnish, Great Grandchild
- Payton Batchelor, Great Grandchild
- Piper Harnish, Great Grandchild
- Mariah Pratt, Great Grandchild
- Hezekiah Harnish, Great Grandchild
- John Dooley, Great Grandchild
- Jonah Dooley, Great Grandchild
- Joanna Dooley, Great Grandchild
- Visitation Monday, March 4, 2019
- Visitation Tuesday, March 5, 2019
- Funeral Service Tuesday, March 5, 2019
Marilyn Rose Dooley
March 12, 2019
Marilyn was a fantastic "young" lady. We would always joke with each other about how long we were going to work. Just two days before she passed I asked this "young" lady if she was still kickin' as I always did. Then two days later...I found out she kicked so hard she was flying high! What a joy to be with the angels!! For that "young" lady was an angel herself! I pray that you find comfort in the memories she left behind until we see her again!
Gordon and Sonya Cox
March 4, 2019
Sending love and prayers to Steve and family. Sorry for your loss.
Gordon and Sonya
March 4, 2019
There is a road we all must travel,
As we go through our life's journey.
Some take the plain and open way;
Others, a narrow mountain valley.
A wisened youth heeds his elders.
A hardened heart has cold shoulders.
An aged one remembers his mother.
How giving that grand ole lady was!
Oh hearer, will you take the open way?
I tell you, there is another road, today:
Over the river and through the woods.
Leave well alone that broad and bright avenue!
Seek out the hidden alley atop the hill.
That is where her house, my home, was found:
Above the waverly ways of the world outside,
An anchor to stay my mind still in the storm.
I believe I will see her on God's rivershore!
Though your life may be failing all around,
You are welcomed with love there anyhow.
Behold how a child longs to be held!
In the arms of the Father is where a child belongs.