Obituary of Dorothy Annabelle Tooker
Her family members had 90 years, and four months and four days to share their lives with this sainted woman who lived to love her family and yearned to hear from them all…often! Dorothy was the daughter of Wesley Dillon Rath and Icle Leona White Rath, of Tuttle, OK. Dorothy Annabelle Tooker, age 90, died quietly on August 27, 2020. She was preceded in death by her husband of almost 50 years, Dwight Warren Tooker, and two daughters, Lorena Lynn Tooker and Coletta Tooker Hibbs and two sons, Frederick Paul Tooker and Charles Michael Tooker. Dorothy’s parents died early in her young life. She grew up in the foster care system in Bethany, OK after both her parents died by her age 12. Despite her parent’s deaths, foster care, and the Great Depression and Recession, she always remained close to her six brothers and sisters. Even though they predeceased her, she remained in close contact with their children and grandchildren throughout her life. Dorothy graduated Highschool from Tuttle Highschool in Tuttle, OK. She enjoyed an occupation as a nursing assistant to supplement her family’s income. She returned to school at the age of 42 and graduated from Oklahoma City Vocational School as a Licensed Practical Nurse in 1972. She achieved this lifelong goal while working part-time and raising her family of seven children. Dorothy converted to Roman Catholicism while courting her husband, Dwight Tooker, and remained steadfast in her Catholic faith as she raised her children and grandchildren. She was a member of Good Samaritan Catholic Church in Ellijay, GA until the time of her death. Dorothy is survived by her daughter Mary Anne Tooker Darrow and her beloved son-in-law Frank Darrow of Ellijay, GA and her sons Patrick Anthony Tooker and James Joseph Tooker of Oklahoma City, OK. She has many grandchildren and great-granchildren. Her family would like to thank Pruitt Hospice of Ellijay, GA and the staff of Cameron Hall of Ellijay, GA. Dorothy made friends with the staff of her Assisted Living Center even though she NEVER loved assisted living life and longed to return home to live with her daughter and son-in-law. Dorothy enjoyed quilting, embroidery, word search puzzles, World Federation Wrestling competition and she was a jigsaw puzzle junkie! She deeply loved her family, receiving phone calls and getting mail. There will be a Mass of Christian Burial at Resurrection Cemetery Chapel in Oklahoma City, OK where she will be placed in the mausoleum beside her husband and son Charles Michael. A large family cookout will be in Ellijay, GA in October with all her favorite foods. In lieu of flowers, please direct any donations to Catholic Charities USA, 2050 Ballenger Ave, Suite 400, Alexandria, VA 22314 703-549-1390. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.loganfuneralhome.com. Logan Funeral Home & Chapel in charge of the arrangements.
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