She was born on May 19, 1943, in Clay County, IN, the daughter of Cecil R. Gallagher and Audrey Ruth (McDaniels) Gallagher.
Doretta was a retired correctional officer at Wabash Valley Correctional Facility. She was a member of the Assembly of God Church in Jasonville and attended the Christian Church in Linton.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Sandra Napier.
Survivors include two sons, Dallas Cunningham of Switz City and Auddy Cunningham of Dugger; one daughter, Lacrecia Otto (Mike) of Tuscola, IL.; three brothers, Michael Gallagher (Vickie) of Linton, James Gallagher of Lyons, and Cecil T. Gallagher of Bunker Hill, IN; one sister, Reba Robbinson of Sullivan; and six grandchildren.
Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28 at Newkirk's Funeral Home in Dugger. Burial will follow at New Lebanon Cemetery in Midland.
Friends may call at the funeral home from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Friday.
Arrangements were made by Newkirk's Funeral Hom.