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Clara Dolores Doty, 87, of Indianapolis, passed away on January 22, 2019.
Dolores was born in Indianapolis, IN on February 20, 1931 to the late Everett and Ruth (Cummings) Embry. She graduated from Southport High School in 1949, and went on to get her Bachelors in Elementary Education from Butler, as well as her Masters in School Leadership. She was an avid reader of anything she could get her hands on, but her favorite author was Janet Evanovich; she had every one of her books. Dolores was very passionate about education, after retiring she tutored adults in literacy for 22 years. She was an active member of two Professional Education Sororities: Delta Kappa Gamma and Alpha Delta Kappa. She taught at IPS for 32 years before retiring.
Dolores was a woman of Faith, she held a strong belief in God. She was a charter member of Fountain Square Church of Christ. She was very involved in the church community. She taught Sunday School and Benevolence.
Dolores was a proud Republican and took her duty to vote seriously. She voted in every poll she could, and strongly encouraged other people to as well. She was never one afraid to speak her mind.
Dolores was a sports fan. She loved Bobby Knight and IU, but her heart lay with the Colts. The Colts took precedent over everything. If there was a game on, it was well known to leave Dolores alone, by phone and don't even consider visiting. She collected newspaper articles and clippings of the team. They had her full attention.
Dolores loved her family and always strove to be as supportive as she could. She was adamant about attending every single event or activity her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren were involved in. If she felt her granddaughters weren't getting enough field time, she was sure to let the coach know. Admittedly this could make things a little awkward, since the coach was often her son-in-law Mike. But she still went to bat for her grandbabies.
Dolores is survived by her husband, Lowell Doty; her daughters Jennifer (Dave) Blevins and Melinda (Mike) Armstrong; her grandchildren Katie (Dan), Allison (Dustin), Megan, Matt, and Molly; her great-grandchildren Mackenzie, Colton, Kendall, and Liam; her brother David (Charlotte) Embry; and 3 nieces and 2 nephews.
In addition to her parents, Dolores is preceded in passing by her sister Virginia Embry; and her brothers Charles Embry and Dan Embry.
Funeral services for Dolores will be 4 PM Sunday, January 27, 2019 at Fountain Square Church of Christ. Visitation will be from 1 PM until the hour of service at the church.