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Dorothy Nell Reichert

Friday, June 22, 2012

Dorothy Nell Reichert, 71, passed away Wednesday, June 13, at Union Hospital.

She was born Aug. 7, 1940, in Greenville, Ms., to Holland Harris and Eileen Brown Harris.

She was a retired school teacher from Clay County School Corp.

She will be missed by two brothers James Harris and wife Nell, Tulsa, Okla., and Jerry Harris, Ft. Worth, Texas, two sisters JoAnn Backoff and husband James, Reno, Nev., and Shirley Vela, Reno, Nev., five nieces and six nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Ronald Reichert, brother Holland L. Harris and sister Hazel Orman.

Nell was a member of the Indiana Retired Teachers Association, Women of the Moose, American Legion Auxiliary, Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars and Fraternal Order of Eagles.

She graduated from Shortridge High School in Indianapolis.

She received a bachelor's degree in education and a master's degree from Indiana University.

She taught elementary school in Noblesville, Ind.

She and her husband then lived in Florida for two years. They then moved to Brazil, Ind., and she taught school at Clay City Elementary.

Her husband Ron was a pilot for Continental Airlines.

Nell had her pilot's license and was a certified scuba diver; she was also an accomplished skeet shooter.

She traveled extensively and lived a year in Germany.

She loved taking cruises and her favorite one was to Alaska.

Services and burial will be at a later date in Pine Bluff, Ark. In her memory, donations can be made to your favorite charity.

Mattox Wood Funeral Home and Crematory is in charge of arrangements.