Dorothy Williams

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BLUFFTON — Dorothy Williams, 94, of Bluffton died at 2:50 pm April 2, 2014 at Smithville-Western Care Center, Wooster. She was born February 6, 1920 in Pandora to the late Christian and Clara Suter Locher.

Dorothy was a retired teacher and guidance counselor, having been an educator for thirty- eight years, the last twenty six with Lima Public Schools. She also taught in Colorado, Wyoming, Washington , Nevada and American Dependent Schools of Japan. She was a graduate of Ohio State University and received her masters degree from the University of Toledo. Her retirement activities included being a docent at the Allen County Museum for over twenty years, volunteering at the Et Cetera Shop, Bluffton, a member of the AAUW, the Shakespeare Study Club, a bridge club and several professional organizations. She attended quite a number of Elderhostels in the United States and Mexico. She was a member of First Mennonite Church, Bluffton.

Survivors include two sons, James D. Williams of Albuquerque, NM, Ronald J (Benita) Williams of Orrville, and two grandchildren, John and Roberta Williams. She was preceded in death by two sisters, Eula Fett and Alice Neuenschwander.

A memorial service will begin at 11 am April 26, 2014 at First Mennonite Church, Bluffton. Revs. Louise Wideman and Steven Yoder will officiate. Burial of the cremated remains will be at 9:30 am April 26 in Maple Grove Cemetery, Bluffton. Memorial contributions may be made to Mennonite Central Committee. Online condolences may be expressed at Arrangements are by Chiles-Laman Funeral and Cremation Services, Bluffton.

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Bluffton, OH 45817
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Published in The Lima News from Apr. 3 to Apr. 4, 2014
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