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Dorothy F. DeFouw

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DeFouw Dorothy F. DeFouw, age 81, of Mt. Blanchard died Sunday, May 14, 2017 at her residence. She was born August 7, 1935 in Alton to the late Levi and Dora (Hopper) Venrick. She married Robert DeFouw on January 8, 1966 and he died March 19, 2005. Mrs. DeFouw is survived by five children, Sherri (Carl) Wood, Marion, James Mason, Mt. Blanchard, Robert (Teresa) Mason, Carey, Jacki (Larry) Pendleton, Columbus, Carri (Craig) Vogel, Mt. Blanchard; three stepsons, William (Claudia) DeFouw, Ashville NC, Roger (Sue) DeFouw, Jacksonville FL, Richard (Okcha) DeFouw, Fayettville NC; one sister, Nancy (Nowell) Ritter, Grove City; one brother, Keith (Alice) Venrick, Idaho; 37 grandchildren; 55 great grandchildren; step grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by one daughter Merri Arnold, one brother Robert Venrick, and three sisters Catherine Venrick, Patricia Large and Phyllis Thirtyacre. She was a homemaker and enjoyed ceramics and making arts and crafts. A funeral service will be held Thursday, May 18, 2017 at 11 a.m. in the CLARK SHIELDS FUNERAL HOME with Pastor David Odegard officiating. Interment will follow in Mt. Blanchard Cemetery, Mt. Blanchard. Visitation will be held Wednesday, May 17, 2017 from 4-8 p.m. at Clark Shields Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to Heartland Hospice or Wharton First Church of God in care of Clark Shields Funeral Home, 301 S. Patterson St. Forest, OH 45843. Visit www.shieldsfh.com to send a condolence or share a story.

Published in The Columbus Dispatch on May 16, 2017
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