Tuesday, December 27th, 2011
Complete Obituary
Dorothy Thatcher Mihm
  Dorothy M. Thatcher Mihm, 89, Rockford, died at 8:20 p.m. Dec. 25, 2011 at Van Wert County Hospital.
She was born Jan. 23, 1922, in Liberty Township, Van Wert County, to Delmar and Jessie Huffman Caywood. On June 28, 1941, she married Robert Harold Thatcher, who died Feb. 16, 1978. On Oct. 3, 1986, she married Robert William Mihm, who died Oct. 31, 1999.
Surviving are two daughters, Karen (Donald) Stose, Clayton, and Gloria Fisher, Rockford; a sister, Betty Kuhn, Rockford; a daughter-in-law, Sharon Thatcher, Willshire; 12 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson.
Deceased are a son, Rex Lee Thatcher; a brother, Lowell Caywood; two sisters, Frances Williams and Mary Catherine Caywood; a son-in-law, Donald W. Fisher; and two brothers-in-law, James Williams and Frank Kuhn.
A homemaker, she had worked at The Dinner Bell Restaurant and at Tu-Way Products, both in Rockford. She volunteered at Shane Hill Nursing Home, Rockford, where she later worked as a cook.
She was a member of the Olive Branch Church of God and the Women's Christian Service Council. She played piano at the church for many years.
Services are 3 p.m. Wednesday at Ketcham-Ripley Funeral Home, Rockford, the Rev. Steve Waterman officiating. Burial will follow in Riverside Cemetery, Rockford.
Calling is 1-3 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be directed to the church or to Aullwood Audubon Center, Dayton.
Condolences may be left at ketchamripley.com.
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