Wednesday, October 24th, 2012
Dorothy M. Stover, 88, Celina, died at 7:15 a.m. Oct. 23, 2012, at the Van Wert Inpatient Hospice Center.
She was born July 7, 1924, in Celina to Albert and Nora Fortman Mersman. On June 21, 1947, she married William Alvin Stover Sr., who died May 2, 2005.
Surviving are two sons, William "Bill" (Janet) Stover, Celina, and Bob (Helen) Stover, Celina; a daughter, Mary Jane Stover, Cincinnati; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Also deceased are a granddaughter; three brothers, Tom (Dib) Mersman, Paul (Helen) Mersman and Fred (Helen) Mersman; four sisters, Rita (John) Gibbons, Mary (Walter) Vanderhorst, Ruth Mersman and Helen Mersman.
She graduated in 1942 from Immaculate Conception High School and belonged to Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Celina, and its Altar Rosary Sodality. She had worked at Celina Insurance Group and J.C. Penney's.
Mass of Christian Burial is 10:30 a.m. Friday at the church, Rev. Ken Alt officiant. Burial will follow in St. Marys Catholic Cemetery, Celina.
Calling is 4-8 p.m. Thursday at Lehman-Hogenkamp-Dzendzel Funeral Home, Celina.
Memorials may be given to the I.C. Endowment Fund.
Condolences may be left at LHDfuneralhome.com.
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