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Helen L. Dorner

Helen L. Dorner, 89, Frankfort, IN, went to be with the Lord at 3:45 p.m. January 1, 2012 at the Mulberry Health and Retirement Community, surrounded by her daughters and son's in law.

She was born November 12, 1922 in Frankfort, IN to Charles I. & Ruth (Goldsberry) Simmons. She married John H. Dorner on May 20, 1944 at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Frankfort and he preceded her in death on September 6, 1976.

Mrs. Dorner was a 1940 graduate of Frankfort High School and a lifelong Frankfort resident. From 1961, she was a bookkeeper working at the superintendent's office for the Community Schools of Frankfort for 29 years, retiring in 1990. She had previously worked as an Avon Representative and for Indiana Bell as a Telephone Operator.

Prior to moving to Mulberry Health and Retirement Community in September 2011, Mrs. Dorner was a faithful and active member of the Grace Baptist Church and in the Grace Group there. She was also a member of Retired Clinton County Educations Secretaries, V.I.P. Club and was an active participant of the Clawson Travel Club for many years. She loved her family, thoroughly enjoyed spending time with them, enjoyed knitting and her beloved pet dog, Nickie.

Surviving are 3 Daughters, Jerilynn (Kenny) Hodson of Rossville, Suzann (Ronald) Wainscott of Mulberry, Christine (Gene) Barker of Frankfort; 12 grandchildren and 37 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Jewel Calvert of Whittier, CA.

Services will be 10 a.m. Thursday, January 5, 2012 at Grace Baptist Church, 900 South Maish Rd., Frankfort. Visitation will be Wednesday, January 4th from 4-8 p.m. at Goodwin Funeral Home. Burial will be in Green Lawn Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to the Grace Baptist Church. Online condolences may be made at

Published in the Journal & Courier on Jan. 3, 2012
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