Dorothy Lee Ward Sturgill Limburg, age 93 of West Orange, New Jersey, passed away on Monday April 27, 2020 following a short illness. A native of River, Kentucky, Dorothy was born on February 27, 1927 to the late Virgil Ward and Lula Van Hoose Ward of River. Following her graduation from Meade Memorial High School she married the late Dr. Edgar Gordon Sturgill of Harold, Kentucky, in 1948 and was a loving wife, mother, and homemaker until his death on May 4, 1975. She met and married the late Samuel Limburg of New Paris, Ohio and they spent 9 wonderful years together until his death on January 14, 1994. Dorothy is survived by her loving son Dr. Marcus Gordon Sturgill of Monmouth Junction, New Jersey, her stepdaughter Tina Stuart of New Paris, Ohio, two stepsons, Doug Limburg of Richmond, Indiana and Kenny Limburg of Potts Camp, Mississippi, and her sister Alice Smith Ritchie of Brandenburg, Kentucky. In compliance with the Funeral Director's Association of Kentucky and the executive orders placed by the governor of Kentucky during the Covid-19 pandemic a private entombment will take place at Davidson Memorial Gardens at Ivel, Kentucky, under the direction of Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville, Kentucky.
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