DALTON Dorothy M. God's gift Dorothy M. Dalton, 70, of Fremont, returned to God early Sunday morning, February 13, 2011, surrounded by her family. Dorothy was born January 18, 1941, in Youngstown to Roy and Evelyn (Carpenter) Bennett. She was graduate of St. Ursula High School in Toledo and St. Vincent's School of Nursing. On August 3, 1963, she married Thomas Dalton. Dorothy worked as a registered nurse at St. Vincent's, Blanchard Valley Hospital, Toledo Hospital and Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove, IL. She then went on to work in the corporate offices for Motorola, retiring in 1998. Dorothy was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, where she was involved with the Altar and Rosary Society, Women of the Moose, St. Ursula Alumni and St. Vincent's Alumni. She dedicated her life to helping others, often nursing neighbors back to health after illness or surgery. Her strong will and perseverance provided inspiration to many especially when she became the patient. She also enjoyed traveling, sewing, reading, Moose gambling trips and spending time with her family. She is survived by her husband and best friend of 48 years, Thomas Dalton of Fremont, OH; children, Evelyn ( Ken) Byerly of Carmel, IN, Russell (Renee) Dalton of Bloomington, IN, Stephen Dalton of Durham, NC; grandchildren, Dalton Byerly, Rebecca Byerly and Robyn Dalton; brothers, John William (Janet) Bennett of Maumee, OH, Francis Ernest (Ginny) Bennett of Melbourne, FL; sister, Rosemary (Mike) Gray of Lakewood, OH; numerous nieces, nephews and great-nieces and nephews. Visitation will take place Wednesday from 2-4 and 6-9 P.M. at Keller-Ochs-Koch-Mason Funeral and Cremation Service, 416 S. Arch Street, Fremont, Ohio. Mass of Resurrection will begin at 10:30 A.M. on Thursday, February 17, 2011, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Fremont, OH. Burial will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph Central Catholic or St. Joseph's Church. Online Condolences may be expressed at www.kokm.net
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Published in Toledo Blade on Feb. 15, 2011