Sunday, March 20, 2011

Sunday's Obituary: Dorothy Smith Walker

"Dorothy Walker

Dorothy M. Walker, 90, of St. Johns, died Nov. 23, 1999. She was born Jan. 19, 1909 in Victor Township, the daughter of Frank and Sadie (Ranney) Smith. She lived in St. Johns since 1992.

She was a member of the Pompeii Methodist Church, an affiliate member of the United Methodist Church of Englewood, Fla., and presently attended the First Congregational Church in St. Johns.

Her marriage to Basil Walker ended with his death in January 1985.

Surviving are one daughter, Judy (Richard) Cramer of St. Johns; one son, Glenard (Pam) Walker of Cadillac; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Joyce Wendell; two brothers, Max and Glen Smith; one sister, Hazel Chalker.

Funeral services were held Nov. 26 at the Osgood Funeral Home, burial at Fulton Center Cemetery with the Rev. Wendy Sue Earle officiating. Memorials may be made to the First Congregational Church."

                The St. Johns Independent, serving the St. Johns area, Michigan
Dorothy's mother, Sarah Marie "Sadie" Ranney Smith, was the sister of Luther Boardman Ranney, my great-grandfather. 

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