WILLINGHAM Dorothy Elisabeth (Alspaugh) Dorothy Elisabeth Willingham, 89, went to be with the Lord on March 29th, 2011. She was born and raised in Toledo, OH, where she met and married her husband of 68 years. In 1988, they moved to Manchester, MI. Dorothy was an amazing woman, loving mother, musician, and artist. She worked for many years as a commercial artist at Churchill's. She was a life-long member of the Heritage (Woodstock/North Cove) Church of God where she worshipped and served faithfully in the Children's and Music Ministries. Even after moving to Manchester, MI, they made the trip each week back to her church in the Toledo area. She was also a member of the Manchester Seniors group where she served as President for 5 years. Dottie is survived by her husband, E. Wayne Willingham, Manchester, MI; sons, Eugene W. (Lynda) Willingham, II of New Fairfield, CT, Wendell Willingham of Perrysburg, OH, Mark Willingham of Sylvania, OH, Kerry Willingham of Perrysburg, OH, William (Donna) Willingham of Canton, OH; daughters, Sherylyne (Larry) Shogren of Marietta, GA, Christina (Walt) Jasiolek of Northville, MI, Elisabeth (Rick) Dorman of Tecumseh, MI, Starla (Rob) Eisenmann of Maumee, OH, Valerie Fine of Half Moon Bay, CA; 33 grandchildren; 25 great grandchildren; 2 great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, Clarence, Freda and Viola Alspaugh; brothers, Clarence and Jim Alspaugh; grandchildren, Timothy Shogren and Angela Jasiolek; and great-great grandson, Connor Shogren. Visitation and Memorial Services will be held Saturday, April 9, 2011, at Heritage Church of God, 3520 Strayer Road, Maumee, OH 43537, starting at 10:30 am. Memorial contributions can be made to Heritage Church of God.
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Published in Toledo Blade from Apr. 6 to Apr. 7, 2011