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Dorothy G. Hoxworth

Grand Rapids

Dorothy G. Hoxworth, age 89 of Grand Rapids, Michigan, passed away on Sunday, August 24, 2014 at The Lodge at Maple Creek.

Dorothy was born in Battle Creek, Michigan, the daughter of Claude and Genevieve (Barney) Smith. She attended Battle Creek Central High School. Dorothy married Beecher Hoxworth on August 9, 1941.

Over the years, Dorothy worked for Post Cereals Co., Mayward Cuppling of Charlotte, Trans America Insurance in Battle Creek, Building Trades Credit Union in Hastings, was a Cook for Hastings High School, Hastings Country Club and Hastings 4-H Camp and she was also a freelancer for wedding cakes. Dorothy was a Sunday school teacher and PTA member.

Dorothy's hobbies included square dancing, quilting, sewing, knitting, crocheting, swimming, making wedding cakes and cooking.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and husband, Beecher G. Hoxworth.

Dorothy is survived by her children: Mark (Linda) Hoxworth of Arizona, Jan (Jack) Shirlin of Garden City, Diane Hoxworth of Battle Creek, Brian (Polly) Hoxworth of Hastings, Gina Andrews of Florida, Bret Hoxworth of Hastings, Sonja (Scott) Campbell of Wayland; grandchildren: Angela Hoxworth, David Hoxworth, Douglas (Nicole) Hoxworth, Klai (Phon) Shirlin, Benjaman Schulz, Christopher (Michelle) Schulz, Jeffrey (Michelle) Hoxworth, Kim Hoxworth, Kenneth (Erica) Hoxworth, Jacqueline (Matthew) Andrews, Justin Andrews, Josie Andrews, Seth (Amanda) Hoxworth, Caleb Hoxworth, Aaron Hoxworth, Shea Hammond, Brandyn Campbell, Weston Hammond, Faryn (Shane) Cutler, Taylor Campbell, Sierra Campbell, Aliah Campbell, 14 great-grandchildren and three step-siblings from the Claude Arnold Smith family: Pat, Cathy and Jane.

Memorial contributions may be made in Dorothy's honor to a .

The family will be holding a private memorial to celebrate the life of their beloved mother.

Arrangements by Girrbach Funeral Home, please visit our website at www.girrbachfuneralhome.net to sign the online guestbook or to leave a memory or message for the family.



Published in Battle Creek Enquirer on Aug. 30, 2014
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