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“I too have many fond memories of Dorothy. She loved kids!! And she loved her Family. Today will be a very long day for Steve and your family. But...Read More »
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“Love you Mom! More than I can ever express! We'll miss you so much! You were always there for us and taught us so much! You were such an Amazing Lady...Read More »
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“Dot stayed strong for 20 years after losing John. She helped me through many trials and tribulations over the years and was just wonderful with my...Read More »
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“You always had such a brilliant smile for anyone and everyone you met. We are all better for having had the chance to know you. To my dear friends...Read More »
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Dorothy A. Smith, age 92, of 212 S. Main St. Minster, OH, died at 1:30 AM Friday November 1, 2013 at Joint Township Hospital in St. Marys. She was born November 3, 1920 in Minster to Louis and Caroline (Lampert) Bensman, and they preceded her in death. She was married June 20, 1942 in Minster to John W. Smith. He died April 9, 1994. She is survived by one son and a daughter in-law Steve & Brenda Smith of New Bremen and a grandson Matthew Smith of Los Angeles, CA. She was preceded in death by a son Mark, a granddaughter Heather and siblings Richard & Mary Ann Bensman and Ruth & Joseph Buschur. Dorothy was a member of St. Augustine Catholic Church Minster, a Caring Minister of the church, morning mass monitor for 18 years, past president of the Catholic Ladies of Columbia, Charter and 10 yr. member of the Minster Area Life Squad, past treasurer and member of the Ladies Aux. of F.O E. 1391 Minster. She was a Kindergarten teacher for the Minster Schools and retired after 18 years. She enjoyed playing cards, being with her family and helping her friends. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 AM Tuesday Nov. 5, 2013 at St. Augustine Church, Rev. Rick Nieberding Presider. Burial will follow at St. Augustine Cemetery. Friends may call from 3:00 PM until 8:00 PM Monday and 9:00 AM until 9:30 AM Tuesday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home in Minster. Memorials may be made to the Minster Area Life Squad.