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Dorothy Victoria Terry Shearer, 91, died on Tuesday, March 28, 2017.
She was born on June 29, 1925, in Barren County. She was preceded in death by her parents, Will Terry Jr. and Grace Anderson Terry.
Mrs. Shearer is survived by her husband of 70 years, Marcus Lisle Shearer; and their three children, Michael (Anita) Shearer, of Hiseville, Judy (David) Blakeman, of Lexington, and Linda (Tom) Speed, of Louisville. She is also survived by five grandchildren, Savannah Speed, of New Albany, Ind., Jeanne Shearer, of Durham, N.C., Marc Speed, of Knoxville, Tenn., Michael Blakeman, of Lexington, and Will Blakeman, of Lexington. Her brother, William A. Terry, of Denmark, S.C., also survives.
She was a faithful member of Bethany Baptist Church for more than 50 years, where she served as a Sunday School teacher and an active member of the Women's Missionary Union. At the time of her death, she was a member of St. Matthews Baptist Church.
Mrs. Shearer was a magna cum laude graduate of Kentucky Wesleyan College.She retired after 27 years of service to the Jefferson County Public Schools, and following retirement, devoted her time to volunteer efforts, including Recording for the Blind, Kentucky Baptist Disaster Relief and Kentucky Center for the Arts.
After retiring, Marc and Vic traveled extensively, visiting all 50 states, 11 Canadian provinces and more than 40 foreign countries on five continents.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. at Highlands Funeral Home, 3331 Taylorsville Road, Louisville, on Thursday, March 30, 2017. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, March 31 at St. Matthews Baptist Church, 3515 Grandview Ave, Louisville. There will be a graveside service at Hiseville Cemetery in Hiseville, Barren County, Kentucky at 3 p.m. CDT the same day (gathering at Hatcher & Saddler Funeral Home in Glasgow, at 2:15 p.m. CDT).
Pallbearers will be Marc Speed, Michael Blakeman, Will Blakeman, David Blakeman, Tom Speed, Eddie Shearer, David Powell and Brian Bennett.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research, St. Matthews Baptist Church, or Kentucky Wesleyan College.
Published on March 29, 2017
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