February 7, 2019

Dorothy (Feathers) Mackrell, 84, of Altoona, died on Tuesday evening, Jan. 29, 2019, at home, following a brief illness.

A funeral was held on Monday, Feb. 4, at the Todd T. Thompson Funeral Home Inc.,, Roaring Spring. Pastor Del Smith officiated.

Interment was made in Alto-Reste Park, Altoona.

Dorothy was born on Nov. 30, 1934, in Roaring Spring, the daughter of the late Harvey and Hannah (Pearson) Feathers.

She was thrice married; first to Dale Zook, second to, Val Vinglas and third to, Dr. William Mackrell.

Dorothy is survived by a daughter, Debra L. Friley and husband Clafford of Altoona; a grandson, William Figard Jr. and wife Lisa of Duncansville; five grandchildren: Marissa, Jordan, Camryn, MaKenzi and Coen; and three siblings: Helen Gibson and husband Orville of Royersford, Sara Brown of Altoona and Bonnie Watkins of Three Springs.

She was preceded in death by four siblings: Harvey Feathers Jr., Bob Feathers, Lois Walters and an infant brother, Wayne Feathers.

Dorothy was a 1952 graduate of the Morrison Cove High School, Martinsburg.

She retired from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania after 35 years of service.

She enjoyed crossword puzzles and sports.

She was a member of PARSE – The Pennsylvania Association of Retired State Employees – where she had served on the board of directors.

Contributions in Dorothy’s memory may be given to Faith Assembly of God, 4870 Cove Mountain Road, Roaring Spring, PA 16673.


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