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Obituary: Dorothy Tiemeyer, Hope

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Dorothy Wimmer Tiemeyer, 87, of Hope, formerly of Columbus, died at 7:20 a.m., Saturday, November 10, 2012, at Miller's Merry Manor in Hope.

She was born in Rush County, September 1, 1925, the daughter of the late Aylett and Emily Crane Wimmer. She married Marshall F. Tiemeyer on July 12, 1953. He preceded her in death in April, 1989.

She is survived by daughters, Donna Marie Tiemeyer of Columbus, and Anita Sue Tiemeyer of Indianapolis; sisters-in-law, Velma Wimmer of Greenwood, Betha Wimmer of Shelbyville, and Nadine Wimmer of Decatur, Ill.; a sister, Patty (Bob) Meurer of Indianapolis; several nieces and nephews and several great-nieces and great-nephews.

She was preceded in death by brothers, Robert, John, Joseph, Lawrence and Elbert Wimmer; and a sister, Marjorie Fritz.

Dorothy graduated from Milroy High School in 1943, and Indiana University with a bachelor's degree in elementary education in 1949. She taught in Rush County and Indianapolis schools, then at St. Louis Crossing, McKinley and Jefferson schools for 33 years. After her retirement, she volunteered at Columbus Regional Hospital Home Care Services and was an auxiliary member, working in the gift shops.

Dorothy was a long-time member of Asbury United Methodist Church, an active member of Rachel Circle and OK Home Extension Club. Dorothy was a former member of the Columbus Senior Center, sang with the Silver Tones and did volunteer office work. She was awarded the Senior of the Year award in 1996 for Bartholomew County.

Dorothy liked to do crossword puzzles, watch IU and Columbus East basketball games, both the boys and girls, and Cincinnati Reds baseball games. She is also survived by her cat, Burtie.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Asbury United Methodist Church with the Rev. John Wimmer and Pastor David Blystone officiating. She will be laid to rest next to her husband at Garland Brook Cemetery.

Calling will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at Jewell-Rittman Family Funeral Home and from 1 p.m. until service time Tuesday at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association Greater Indiana Chapter, 50 E. 91st St., Indianapolis, IN, 46240.

You are invited to view her video tribute after 4 p.m. Monday, light a virtual candle and send a message to the family via the internet.

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