Dorothy D. Taft
Entered Into Rest: Sep 29, 2017
Dorothy D. Taft
Residence: Swanton, Ohio
Entered Into Life: August 31, 1919
Entered Into Rest: Friday evening, September 29, 2017
Visitation: Wednesday, October 4th from 2 to 8 pm at the Weigel Funeral Home in Swanton
Funeral Services: Thursday, October 5th at 11:00 am in the Funeral Home
Interment: East Swanton Cemetery

Dorothy Taft, age 98, lifelong resident of Swanton, Ohio, passed away peacefully with her family at her bedside, Friday evening, September 29, 2017 at Swanton Valley Care.  She was born August 31, 1919 in Swanton to the late Ernest and Inez (Richardson) Meyer.  She married Clarence Taft on December 16, 1938 and he preceded her in death on May 11, 2003. 

Dorothy was  a homemaker raising eight children.  She worked the board of elections for 69 years, was a life member of the Swanton American Legions Ladies Auxiliary and member of the Royal Neighbors Lodge in Neapolis.

Dorothy loved crocheting, playing Bingo, square dancing and flower gardening.

Dorothy will be missed by her children, Calvin (Frances) Taft, Clarence (Paula) Taft, Carl Taft, Charles (Cathy) Taft, Richard (Carol) Showman, Phyllis (Edward) Ray and Virginia (Don) Wise; close family friend, Rose Balusik; 22 grandchildren; 56 great-grandchildren; 15 great-great-grandchildren; as well as her 2 sisters, Betty Dennis and Mae Kelly.

Besides her husband, Clarence and her parents, Dorothy was preceded in death by her daughter, Inez Louise Taft; daughter-in-law, Donna Taft; granddaughters, Angel Mary Wise and Kelly Lynn Taft; great-great-grandson, Tynan Wise; 4 brothers and 3 sisters.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, October 4th from 2 to 8 p.m. at the Weigel Funeral Home in Swanton.  Funeral services will be held Thursday, October 5th at 11:00 a.m. in the funeral home with Rev. Donna Stutzman officiating.  Interment will follow at East Swanton Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Swanton American Legion, American Cancer Society or Hospice of Northwest Ohio.

Condolence:
Judith Taft Mauller
#1
September 30th, 2017 6:16 pm
Going to miss her dearly. She was like a mother to me. I remember the Taft reunion and the things she told me. Tried to get me to sit on her lap, we laughed told her I wasn't going to sit on her like I used to because I was to big. Talked about old days. Love her so much, wish I could have spent more time with her. My heart breaks for all
Irene and William Houman
#2
September 30th, 2017 6:20 pm
Want to send our thoughts and prayers to the family. Aunt Dorthy was a special lady in many ways and will be remembered by many! May she RIP as I know she will! You
Karen Bundy
#3
October 1st, 2017 3:15 am
May God comfort all of you.
Doyle and Linda Drennan
#4
October 1st, 2017 4:22 am
We are deeply saddened to hear of the loss of your mother. You have our deepest prayers and sympathy.
Becky (Taft) Volkert
#5
October 1st, 2017 5:14 am
Rest in peace Aunt Dorothy, you will be missed tremendously. Your heart of gold will never be forgotten. I love you!
Betty Dennis
#6
October 1st, 2017 10:06 am
My sister, Dorothy was my pattern, the eldest of us all. she will be missed by everyone who knew her. Once you met her, you no longer were a stranger. She loved deeply and surely. August 31 will never come and go without good thoughts of her! So, Rest In Peace dear sister, until we meet again in Gods Heaven!
Alyce Richardson
#7
October 1st, 2017 10:39 am
So sorry for your loss. I know her extensive family will miss her. Hoping that memories you have built over the years will live forever in your hearts.
Barbara Coon
#8
October 1st, 2017 11:29 am
Aunt Dorothy ( Ma ) was one of a kind , she had a heart of Gold bigger than Texas .. over the years we made a lot of great memories . I loved sharing crochet patterns & miscellaneous craft patterns with her . My favorite joke with her was the haircuts ( I used to say she just put a bowl on my head and cut away ) not true , she gave me awesome pixie styles , even knew how to deal with the left side that stuck up like a ducks tail ...Enjoyed visiting with her , wish I could have done that more but we talked on the phone . I will always cherish those chats , R. I. P. Ma ..'til we meet again
Alice Lawrence
#9
October 2nd, 2017 3:49 am
there is not much to say about you lovely lady see you in heaven some day
Norma Viola
#10
October 2nd, 2017 5:29 pm
What a wonderful Lady. You truly will be missed.
Bonnie Freeman
#11
October 4th, 2017 8:01 am
So sorry for your loss, your family is in my prayers
Church Women United Thrift Shop Ladies
#12
October 4th, 2017 8:26 pm
We are so sorry for your loss. Dorothy would come into the Thrift Shop with Virginia & Don a lot. She really seemed to enjoy coming in. She was a nice lady. We will miss seeing her smile.
Michael C Herr and Norma F. Thomas-Herr, Wauseon, Ohio
#13
October 11th, 2017 2:14 pm
We send our Sympathy to the entire family. Mike and Norma Herr
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