Dorothy D. (Metoxen) Denruyter, 87, Oneida, passed away Sunday, June 1, 2014, at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born September 1, 1926, to Edward and Agnes (Skenandore) Metoxen. On June 7, 1949, she married William M. Denruyter Sr. He preceded her in death February 26, 2003. Dorothy had been employed by Fabry Glove, Larsen Canning Co. and Oneida Bingo & Casino.
Dorothy is survived by her children and their spouses, Tony Skenandore, Lucinda and Richard Vervoren, Wanda and James Saunders, Patricia Fischer, Dorothy R. Denruyter, William Denruyter Jr.; a daughter-in-law, Barb Metoxen; 18 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; 17 great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Virginia Skenandore; a brother, Earl (Annie) Metoxen; nieces and nephews.
She was also preceded in death by her son, Donald Metoxen; her parents; brothers and sisters.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Proko-Wall Funeral Home, 1630 E. Mason St. Visitation will continue Friday from 10 to 11 a.m. at Shrine of the Good Shepherd Mausoleum Chapel, 2770 Bay Settlement Road. The Funeral Service will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the Mausoleum Chapel. Entombment will follow. To send on-line condolences visit www.prokowall.com
Special thanks are extended to Dorothy's son, Bill, for his devotion over the years and to her granddaughters, Kim LaLuzerne, Eva Haliburton, Leah Michaletz, Sheri Saunders, Dawn Wrobleski, Stacy Denruyter, and the Unity Hospice staff for the care given to Grandma during her final journey.