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Dorothy D. Taft

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.

Residence: Swanton, Ohio

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

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We send our Sympathy to the entire family. Mike and Norma Herr

Michael C Herr and Norma F. Thomas-Herr, Wauseon, Ohio Oct 11 2017 12:00 AM

So sorry for your loss, your family is in my prayers

Bonnie Freeman Oct 4 2017 12:00 AM

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.

Church Women United Thrift Shop Ladies Oct 4 2017 12:00 AM

there is not much to say about you lovely lady see you in heaven some day

Alice Lawrence Oct 2 2017 12:00 AM

What a wonderful Lady. You truly will be missed.

Norma Viola Oct 2 2017 12:00 AM

May God comfort all of you.

Karen Bundy Oct 1 2017 12:00 AM

We are deeply saddened to hear of the loss of your mother. You have our deepest prayers and sympathy.

Doyle and Linda Drennan Oct 1 2017 12:00 AM

Rest in peace Aunt Dorothy, you will be missed tremendously. Your heart of gold will never be forgotten. I love you!

Becky (Taft) Volkert Oct 1 2017 12:00 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!

Betty Dennis Oct 1 2017 12:00 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.

Alyce Richardson Oct 1 2017 12:00 AM

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