Died June29, 2021 in Hospice at Bayfront Hospital.
Born in Chicago, Ilinois. on August 16, 1922 to Florence Wilton Kelly and William Kelly. She had one younger sister, Joan Kelly Barrett who predeceased her.
Dorothy graduated from Aquinas High School and Chicago Teacher’s College. She taught Kindergarten in Chicago and suburban Stickney, Illinois schools.
After World War II she married George J Mercer when he returned from Europe with the Army Air Corp.
Together they had four children. Marilyn Mercer Terry and William G. (Julie) Mercer survive her. Richard C. Mercer and Kathleen Mercer McLarty predeceased her.
Dorothy’s 1st husband, George, 2nd husband Jerome M. Whalen and son-in-law, Michael S. Terry also preceded her in death
Dorothy is also survived by her son-in-law, John McLarty and daughter-in-law Karen Mercer. She has seven grandchildren Christopher (Amanda) Terry, Kimberly Terry, Amy McLarty(Alex) Sunneborg, Chrissy McLarty (Allen) Whisler, Megan Mercer (Matt) Wilson, Jeffrey (Amanda) Mercer, and Scott Mercer.
She is also survived by three great grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Her funeral Mass will be held Saturday, August 28 at 11:30 am at St. John Vianney Church 445 82nd Ave, St. Pete Beach, FL. 33706. Luncheon reception nearby to follow.
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