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Dorothy M. Doty, 87, of Columbus, died at Northwood Retirement Community in Jasper at 2:30 a.m. Friday, Juloy 6, 2012. Born in Bartholomew County on June 18, 1925, Mrs. Doty was the daughter of William and Helen (Cornish) Shroyer. She married Francis J. Doty on November 20, 1949, and he preceded her in death on March 30, 1983.
She worked for Reliance, and later was a homemaker and health care giver. She was lifetime member of Bethel Baptist Church, where she taught Sunday school and was a member of the choir. Her hobbies included gardening, sewing, cooking, and singing, and was a Girl Scout and 4-H leader for many years; she was also very involved with voter registration.
The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Monday, July 9, 2012, at Hathway-Myers Chapel on Pearl Street with Pastor James Harris Officiating. Visitation will be from 2 to 6 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. until service time Monday. Burial will be at Bethel Baptist Cemetery.
Survivors include her daughter, Rachel (Bruce) Reinhart of Jasper; and a son, Larry (Nancy) Doty of Indianapolis; seven grandchildren, Grant Reinhart, Holly Weyer, Matt Reinhart of Jasper, Stacey Poleny of Florida, Kimberly Hyer of Florida, and Meghan Doty and Leah Doty of Indianapolis. She is also survived by 16 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; a daughter, Julie Ketchum; brothers, William Shroyer and Robert Shroyer; sisters, Mildred Doty, Jean Dishinger and Helen Clarkson; and a great-grandson, Erin Reinhart.
Memorial contributions may be made to Bethel Baptist Church of Columbus, the Alzheimer's Association or the donor's choice of charity. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.hathaway-myers.com.