Dorothy Sego Risinger

April 4, 1934January 5, 2021

Dorothy Mae Risinger, 86, of Crestwood, Kentucky passed away on Tuesday, January 5, 2021.

She was born on April 4, 1934 in Broadford, Kentucky to the late Alvey and Amy Sego.

Dorothy retired from USPS and enjoyed cooking, quilting, junking and refinishing furniture. She adored her husband, Doc, and they were married February 7, 1953; spending 59 wonderful years together before his passing in 2012.

She is preceded in death by her husband; Rudolph "Doc" Risinger and sister; Bessie Vaughn.

Left to cherish the memory of Dorothy are her children; Nora Lee Brennan (Tim), Amy Jo Miller (Otis), Eric Risinger (Patty) and Myra Otten (Tony), 9 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren, 1 great-great-grandson, siblings; Dorene Reynolds, Gene Sego, Gerri Watts (Doug) and Jane Vanmeter (Ronnie), many nieces and nephews, extended family and friends.

A private celebration of Dorothy's life will be held at Heady-Radcliffe Funeral Home on Friday, January 8, 2021 at 11am; the family invites you to attend via live stream available on the funeral homes website. A graveside service will be open to all visitors at Floydsburg Cemetery in Crestwood, Kentucky at 1pm.

Memorial donations can be made in Mrs. Risinger's name to Pancreatic Cancer Action Network.

Please leave your online condolences for the family and any memories you'd like to share of Dorothy at


  • Celebration of Life

    Friday, January 8, 2021


  • Graveside Service

    Friday, January 8, 2021


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Joan Chowning

January 6, 2021

To all of Dorthy and Doc's Family:
I wish I could be at the Services to show my Love and Respect for this Family. I have so many good memories that go all the back to our working together at the Anchorage Post Office. We had such a good relationship and we were all like Family. My regrets are that we did not stay in touch after retirement.
My Love and Prayers to each of you today and in the days to come.
May you fine peace in knowing she is in such a better place.
Peace be with you!
Joan P Chowning

Peggy Kamer

January 6, 2021

Dorothy and I worked together at the LaGrange PO. She was the reason I made full time. She was going to retire and she came to me personally to tell me that. She wanted to see my reaction cause it ment I was making regular. I'll never forget that. She was always nice to me. RIP.

Ashley Forkner

January 6, 2021

I will always cherish the memories I have with Ma, the countless summers spent at her and Pa's, the stops at DQ after school, the trips antiquing, the list goes on. She will always hold such a special place in my heart. I am thankful that my Addie got to see a glimpse of how truly wonderful she was. I only hope that one day I can be half as great of a Grandmother as she was to me. Rest easy Ma, I am at peace knowing you are finally back with your soulmate , our sweet Pa!

Love, Ashley

Mike Zehnder

January 6, 2021

I worked with Dorothy in the '70s at the Anchorage PO as a sub rural letter carrier. I recall her as a quiet, dedicated employee, nice as can be, who helped me as I was starting my career. I marveled at how she balanced her busy life of rearing (and having!) kids and moving the mail. Nothing but the highest admiration and respect for her. What a lucky family!

Angela Cruse

January 5, 2021

I grew up with my aunt and uncle living next door . Dorothy and Doc didn’t care who stayed at there house because all were welcomed. Dorothy would always cook a roast on Sunday . I think that was the first time I ate deer . I am glad that she’s at peace and back with Doc .

Donna Wilson

January 5, 2021

In my early 20s Nora was my roommate and still is a very good friend. Both Dorothy and Doc were so good to me and always made me feel like one of the family. First thing I did was go to the kitchen to see if she had any homemade biscuits left. They were so good. Your family took wonderful care of you Dorothy. Rest in peace. Donna


January 5, 2021

Dorothy was a big part of my life. I lived with her, Doc and Myra in my senior year. She treated me just like her other girls. She was a great cook. Loved how she always said, "well, that's alright" about everything. She just made life seem like it was all going to be alright , and she was right. It will be. Nobody stays here forever and who'd want to. Looking forward to eternity myself. Peace. that's what she is experiencing now. Peace.

Cathwrine Elder

January 5, 2021

Nora ,Tim & family, : So saddened by your Mom’s passing but I can see that little smile because I know she is where she wants to be right there with your Daddy. You have so many wonderful memories of such a loving family! 🙏🏻‘S & thoughts for each of you. Love Cathy


January 5, 2021

God saw she was getting tired and a cure was not to be.
So he put HIS arms around her, and whispered, "Come with me".
A golden heart stopped beating, hard-working hands put to rest
God broke our hearts to prove to us HE only takes the best.

Dorothy always made us feel special when we stayed there during the Labor Day Reunion weekends. So full of laughter and smiles. Her and Doc were the perfect couple for sure. I know she is enjoying her place in Heaven with Doc. Just picking up where they left off. Good times ` good memories

Jenna Thiel

January 5, 2021

To the best grandmother a girl could ever ask for! My kids and I enjoyed spending the summer with you and so glad we had the sleepovers together. I will miss you but know you are with Pa and that makes me feel at peace. I will love you and Pa forever❤️
Jenna Thiel