VAN WERT — Dorothy Jean Larimore, 82, died at 12:20 AM on Wednesday, April 30, 2014, at Van Wert Inpatient Hospice in Van Wert, Ohio.
Dorothy was born on November 30, 1931, in Sugar Creek Twp., Ohio, to the late Clair Vandemark and Elsie (Holt) Vandemark.
On July 15, 1950, Dorothy married Thomas A. Larimore. He preceded her in death on March 2, 2004. Dorothy was a 1949 graduate of Gomer High School, Gomer, Ohio. She was employed at Oakwood Correctional Facility, retiring from there in 1998. In 1997 she received the Corrections "Officer of the Year" Award. She was a member of O. P. E. R. S. She belonged to the Gomer Congregational Church, Gomer, Ohio.
She is survived by: three sons, Timothy (Joyce) Larimore, of Elida, OH, Bill (Deb) Larimore, of Lima, OH, and Steve Larimore, of Cincinnati, OH; two daughters, Kathleen Larimore, of Cincinnati, OH, and Mary (Andrew) Buckner, of Howell, MI; seven grandchildren, Travis (Jen) Larimore, Nathan (Amanda) Larimore, Jon (Samantha) Larimore, Andrew (Renata) Buckner, Paul Buckner, Amy (Adam) Garman and Dan (Keisha) Larimore; two step grandchildren Brenton Basinger and Brandon Basinger; ten great grandchildren; five step great grandchildren; two sisters, Louise (Charles) Altstaetter, of Cairo, OH, and Jane (Tom) Miller, of Elida, OH; one sister-in-law, Annabelle Vandemark, of Elida, OH.
She was preceded in death by: two brothers, Wilbur Vandemark, and Homer Vandemark.
The family will receive friends from 2:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. on Saturday, May 3, 2014 and 1-2 P.M. on Sunday, May, 4, 2014 at Chamberlain-Huckeriede Funeral Home.
A funeral service will begin at 2:00 P.M. Sunday, May 4, 2014 at Chamberlain-Huckeriede Funeral Home in Lima, OH. Pastor Rich Rakay and will officiate.
Interment will be in Pike Run Cemetery, Gomer, Ohio.
Memorial contributions may be made to
, 740 Commerce Drive, Suite B, Perrysburg, Ohio 43551 or Gomer Congregational Church, 7350 Gomer Rd., Gomer, Ohio 45809 or Van Wert Inpatient Hospice Center, 1155 Westwood Dr., Van Wert, OH 45895.
Condolences may be expressed at www.chamberlainhuckeriede.com.