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Dorothy Elaine Gardner

October 3, 2022


Dorothy Elaine Gardner, 82, of Shelbyville died Monday, October 3, 2022.

Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Friday, October 7, at Hillcrest Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens. Visitation will begin at 11 a.m.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Raymond and Dorothy Merchant, and sons, Billy, Brian and Timothy.

Dorothy loved her family and especially loved family get-togethers. She was everyone’s mom and grandmother who never knew a stranger. She loved her dogs like they were her kids.

She is survived by her children, Clay Walters, Linda Baker, Candy Bryant, Wayne Walters, Mark Squires, Maurice Squires and Brad Woodman; a sister, Linda Merchant; 19 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.