Dorotha J. "Dot" Keating

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Mrs. Dorotha J."Dot" Keating, 78, of Hornersville, Mo., passed away Aug. 18, 2015, at the NEA Hospital in Jonesboro. Born Aug. 5, 1937 in Hornersville to the late George and Georgia Fleeman Jaco, she had been a lifetime area resident. Mrs. Keating was a 1955 graduate of Hornersville High School where she was active in sports and was the captain of her basketball team and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Hornersville. In addition to helping her husband of 52 years operate the family farm, she was a former part-time school teacher and a homemaker. She also enjoyed sewing and baking for others, was an avid antique collector, spending time with her grandchildren and reading.

She is survived by two sons, Stephan Keating and wife Cynthia of Steele, Mo. , and James Wesley "Rusty" and wife Andrea of Senath, Mo.; one daughter, Mary Frances "Binky" Capper and husband Bruce of Dallas, Texas; three grandsons, Stephan "Corky" Keating, II and wife Lauren of Brunswick, Ga., Jarrad Keating and wife Casey of Hornersville, Mo., and Drake Keating of Senath, Mo.; one granddaughter, Brittney Keating of Jonesboro; two great-grandchildren, John Wesley Keating of Hornersville, Mo., and Arabella Diann Bunch of Jonesboro; two sisters, Shirley Branum and husband Ron of Arbyrd, Mo., and Rebecca Sessums and husband Ben of Cardwell, Mo.; one very special lifelong friend, Frances Brown of Fredrick Town, Mo.; several nieces and nephews and a host of other family and friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Bill Keating, and two brothers, George Wiley Jaco and Floyd Jaco.

Funeral services will be at 2:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 21, at the First Baptist Church in Hornersville with Rev. Doug Clinton officiating. Burial will follow in the Dunklin County Memorial Gardens in Kennett, Mo., with Faith Funeral Service of Manila in charge of arrangements. The family will receive visitors from 1 p.m. until time of service at the church.

Pallbearers are Sean Droke, Eddie Lomax, Skylar Droke, Winfred Wilkins, Don Jones, and Nogi McDaniel. Honorary pallbearers are Danny Poole, Terry Keating, Larry Keating, Gary Stubblefield and Steve Droke.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to the charity of the donor's choice.