Dorothy Jean DeSmyther

Chelsea, Michigan

Age 81, died Wednesday, October 24, 2018 at Henry Ford Hospice Home in Jackson. She was born February 11, 1937 in Chelsea, Michigan, the daughter of Fredrick & Vera (Hall) Young.

Dorothy was very invested in many churches which included Chelsea Baptist Church, Immanuel Bible Church, and Mt. Hope Bible Church.  She taught Sunday School and was church treasurer for a while. Dorothy traveled extensively. She liked gardening in her flower beds, and she loved to read.

October 28, 1956, she married Gale Ward DeSmyther in Chelsea, and he preceded her in death on June 26, 2012.

Survivors include two sons, David DeSmyther, and Dan (Angela) DeSmyther both of Chelsea; two daughters, Debra (Jim) West of Robinson, TX, and Dianne (Matt) Dobos of Waterloo, MI; ten grandchildren; and seven nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her brothers, Bob and Don Young.

Funeral services took place October 29 from Mt. Hope Bible Church in Grass Lake, with Pastor Alan Mackey officiating.  Burial followed at Mt. Hope Cemetery in Waterloo.  The family received friends Sunday at Cole Funeral Chapel.

Memorial contributions may be made to Mt. Hope Church, 12884 Trist Road, Grass Lake, MI 49240.


Seth Kinker

Reporter/Digital Media for The Sun Times News

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