Delores Childrey

August 31, 2018
Delores Childrey

Delores Childrey

Dolores Joan Childrey, Age 85, of Vanceburg, Ky., passed away Thursday August 30th, 2018 with her family by her side at the Southern Ohio Medical Center Portsmouth, Ohio.

Dolores was born in Concord, Ky. August 3rd, 1933 to the late Robert Jackson and Ethel Phyliss Spriggs Vance.  Dolores was raised by two loving parents in Concord, Ky.  She always treasured and loved to share memories of her youth in a thriving little community that, at the time, included numerous active church congregations and businesses as well as a commuter railway service and post office.  As a young adult, she worked in the Concord Post Office, her mother was a homemaker and midwife and her father retired from working on the railroad there.  Her fondest memories included attending ice cream socials, community worship services/ Sunday school and spending time with close friends.  Concord was the most special place in the world to her.
Dolores was a graduate of Tollesboro High School Class of 1951.  After graduating, she married William T. Childrey Sr. on July 14, 1951.  In 1968, they moved with their children from Tollesboro to Front street in Vanceburg, Ky.

Dolores began working for the U.S. Shoe Corporation after being employed there for 27 years until the Plant’s closing.  She retired to care for her elderly mother.  Following her mother’s death  Dolores served as a Foster Grandmother at the Vanceburg Headstart for 15 years.  She always relished her time with the children and “girls” as a Foster granny and lamented that she had to “give it up” due to numerous health problems.
Dolores was a caring and compassionate person, who dearly loved to spend time with her family and friends.  It can be truly said that to know her was to love her.

Surviving are two sons- David (Keri) Childrey – St Paul, Ky., and Bill Childrey Jr. of Tollesboro, Ky.
Five grandchildren- Jeremy Alan Childrey, Sarah (Jeremy) Applegate, Dylan Bailey, Emily Childrey, and Samantha Childrey.
Seven -great-grandchildren- Jera Applegate, Kaylee Holland, Kayce Applegate, Zachary Applegate, Brianna Bailey, and J. R.  Bailey and Aubrey Elaine Bailey who also will mourn her passing.
Sister-in-law- Betty Vance, lifelong friend (sister) Jeanie Vance, numerous nieces and nephews as well as countless friends who will mourn her passing.
Dolores so treasured her many friends that she claimed it made her the richest woman in the world.

Preceded in death beside her parents was her husband- William T. Childrey Sr. in 1991, a daughter- Joan Elaine Bailey in 2014 and a brother- Charles Robert Vance in 2013.
Visitation will be Sunday September 2nd, 2018 from 5-8 pm and from 8:00am until time of services Monday  at the Gaydos Funeral Home 159 2nd street Vanceburg, Ky.
Funeral services will be Monday September 3rd, 2018 at 11:00am at the funeral home with Brother Derrel Cone officiating.  Burial will follow in the McClurg cemetery Concord, Ky.
Pallbearers for Dolores J. Childrey will be Bill Childrey Jr., David Childrey, Lewis Cox, Andy Cox, , Jim Hawk, Jeremy Childrey
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