Dorothy J. Inabnitt Herron, 78, Columbus, passed away at 2:22 a.m. Monday, Jan. 28, 2013, at Columbus Regional Hospital.
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Dorothy lived her early life around Trafalgar, attending school in Trafalgar, where she was a cheerleader, president of her sophomore class and a member of the Sun Shine Society and the Girls Athletic Society. She was a Brownie leader for five years in Nineveh and had been a Bible school leader at Fairhaven Christian Church, where she was a member.
She had lived in Columbus since 1968 and had been employed at several restaurants, including Driftwood Inn and Country Kitchen. She was an employee of the Veterans of Foreign Wars since 1984 and a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles for 40 years, where she held many chairs in the ladies auxiliary.
Born March 19, 1934, in Indianapolis, she was the daughter of Soloman Inabnitt and Ora Easter Dugger Inabnitt.
Survivors include her sons, Richard M. (Carol) Edmonds, Seymour, Gary L. Bensheimer, Franklin, and Michael David Edmonds, Columbus; daughters, Joyce L. Edmonds, Winchester, Ky., Karen K. Mercer, Nineveh, Donna M. (Roger Dean) Bensheimer, Seymour, Beverly J. (Steve) Wilson, Columbus, and Janet R. (Tom) Acton, Columbus; a sister, Ora Mae Conrad, Milltown; brothers, David Lee (Arlene) Inabnitt, Franklin, and William Thomas (Barbara) Inabnitt, California; 19 grandchildren; 39 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by three husbands, Bobby J. Edmonds, C. Wayne Bensheimer and James Lawson.
Funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at Jewell-Rittman Family Funeral Home in Columbus with Brother Larry Calhoun officiating. Burial will be at Nineveh Christian Church Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday and from 10 a.m. until time of service Saturday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be given to Bartholomew County Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Family and friends may view her memorial video, light a virtual candle and send a message to the family via the Internet.
Published in Tribune from Jan. 30 to Feb. 4, 2013