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Sycamore Street

Dorothy M. Carmer, 80, of Sycamore Street, died at 9:05 a.m. Wednesday, February 5, 2014 at Our Hospice of South Central Indiana Inpatient Facility.

Mrs. Carmer had been a nurse's aid at Bartholomew County Hospital and a mother to eight children.

She was a member of Faith Lutheran Church and received communion regularly from Jim Sachleben with St. Peter's Lutheran Church and she also enjoyed her membership at Mill Race Center.

Dorothy enjoyed and loved her children and grandchildren, was a huge Tony Stewart fan, enjoyed working crossword puzzles, and she was avid reader; she especially enjoyed reading Harlequin Romance.

The funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Barkes, Weaver & Glick Funeral Home on Washington Street with the Rev. Patrick Galligar officiating.

Family and friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday and from 10 a.m. until service time Tuesday.

Burial will be at Springer Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Our Hospice of South Central Indiana.

Online condolences may be sent to Mrs. Carmer's family at

Born in Hartville, Ohio July 30, 1933, Mrs. Carmer was the daughter of Eli and Maggie Troyer Miller.

She married Marshall A. Carmer Sr. August 24, 1955. He preceded her in death September 25, 1985.

Survivors include a son, Marshall Allen Carmer Jr. of Columbus; daughters, Trudy Jones of Columbus, Ohio, Debbie (Richard) Haughn of Wooster, Ohio, Mary Gast (Joe Russell) of West Virginia, Cynthia Neal of Bowling Green, Ky., Maggie (Albert) Maldonado of California, Marie Carmer of Columbus, and Tina (Larry Jr.) Winkler of Greenwood; 20 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren; brothers, Jacob and Henry Miller, both of Ohio; sisters, Betty Schmucker, Emma Miller, and Mary Ellen Mullett, all of Ohio, and Sarah (Henry) Wagler of Pennsylvania; and many nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Carmer was preceded in death by her parents, her husband; a daughter, Jeanette Bellnap; brothers, Manass, Monroe and Melvin Miller; and sisters, Catherine Miller, Elizabeth McCort, Fannie Geiser, and Barbara Mast.

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