Dorothy C. Leister

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  • "I knew Dorothy and Clayton for the greater part of my life..."
    - Glenn Zepp
  • "Steve (grandson of Elting) and I send our condolences . I..."
    - Wendy Dutterer
  • "Little in stature, but big in heart. We loved you so very..."
  • "Dorothy and Clayton were our neighbors when I was a child..."
    - Kathy Bolland
  • "Hugs to you, Aunt Dorothy. I know you are glad to be with..."
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Dorothy Catherine Leister, 91, of Shippensburg, formerly of Westminster, died Tuesday, May 14, 2013, at Elm Croft of Shippensburg.

Born Dec. 16, 1921, in Westminster, she was the daughter of the late Maurice and Elsie A. Leppo Dutterer. She was the wife of Clayton Maurice Leister, her husband of 57 years, who died in 1998.

She was one of 11 children.

She was a lifelong farmer, homemaker and had retired from Butte Knit in Westminster. She was a member of Maranatha Baptist Church in Shippensburg.

She was a seamstress and quilt maker. She enjoyed cooking, baking and entertaining, and was known to always have a homemade treat to offer a visitor to her home.

Surviving are son and daughter-in-law Clayton M. Leister Jr. and Jeannette; and many nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by sisters Lillie Petry, Helen Albert, Genive Brothers, Bertie Petry and Isabelle Sharkey; and brothers Vernon, Malcolm, Eting, Charles and Calvin Dutterer.

Friends may call from 10 a.m. until the celebration of life, 11 a.m. Tuesday at Little's Funeral Home, 34 Maple Ave., Littlestown, Pa., with the Rev. John Runshaw officiating. Interment will be in St. Mary's Cemetery in Silver Run.

Memorial contributions may be sent to Maranatha Baptist Church, 10408 Blind Lane, Shippensburg, PA 17257.

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Funeral Home
Little's Funeral Home
34 Maple Avenue
Littlestown, PA 17340
(717) 359-4224
Published in Carroll County Times on May 18, 2013
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