DOROTHY E. ALVATHER, 81, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Thursday, June 9, 2011, at St. Vincent Hospice Home. She was born on Dec. 6, 1929, in Aboite, Ind. She retired in 1992 after 20 years of service with Timbercrest Truck Stop and 11 years of service with Bell Cafe, Huntington. She was a member of Trier Ridge Community Church of God. She had a passion for cooking and baking. She is survived by her children, David (Cindy) Smith of Nashville, Tenn., Mike (Leota) Smith of Waynedale, Rebecca (Robert) Tapp of Fort Wayne, Marla Alvather of Indianapolis, and Dennis Alvather of Fort Wayne; 12 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; brother, Donald J. Harter of Johnston, R.I., and sister-in-law, Bernadene Harter of Fort Wayne. She was preceded in death by her parents, Jessie H. and Amanda J. Harter; and brother, Rogers E. Harter. Funeral service is 2 p.m. Monday, June 13, 2011, at Klaehn, Fahl & Melton Funeral Home, Winchester Road Chapel, 6424 Winchester Road, with calling two hours prior. The Rev. Ben Keckler officiating. Burial in Glenwood Cemetery, Roanoke. Preferred memorials to Trier Ridge Community Church or St. Vincent Hospice. www.klaehnfahlmeltonfunerals.com
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Published in Fort Wayne Newspapers on June 12, 2011