Dorothy married Merritt Lee Gaff in Roann on Nov. 29, 1943; he died June 27, 2013. She retired as admitting clerk for Wabash County Hospital in 1984 after 21 years. She was a member of Roann United Methodist Church, the Mayflower Society, and was very active in Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts. Dorothy loved crafting, especially rubber stamping, and was a member of the Wabash Rubber Stamping Club. She enjoyed gardening and camping.
She is survived by four children: Barbara (Steve) Williams, Plainfield; Michael (Diane) Gaff, Cross City, Fla.; Jerry Gaff, Waynesville, N.C.; and Jan Ellyn (Randy) Engledow, Silver Lake; son-in-law: Larry Smith, Cordova, Tenn.; 15 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; her daughter: Dianne Smith; and a granddaughter.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, May 14, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Roann Chapel, Roann, with Pastor Wayne Balmer officiating. Burial will be in Roann Community Cemetery, Roann. Friends may call 4-8 p.m. Friday, May 13, at the funeral home.
Preferred memorials are the Roann Covered Bridge Association or the Stockdale Mill Foundation.