Dorothy Marie Thomas

Dorothy Marie Thomas
Feb. 5, 1925-May 4, 2012
PLYMOUTH — Dorothy Marie Thomas, 87, of Plymouth passed away Friday, May 4, 2012 in Danville. She was born Feb. 5, 1925 in Plymouth, the daughter of Alton and Rose (Halt) Carothers.
Dorothy graduated from LaPaz High School with the class of 1942. She lived nearly all of her life in the Plymouth area with the exception of the past four years, when she and Robert lived in the Danville area with their daughter Patricia.
She was a member of the Helpful Hour Friendship Club.
Dorothy worked for a short while as a bank clerk in South Bend, but soon chose the life of a farm wife and mother as her career.
She and Robert spent several years of their retirement traveling the U.S. and making friends wherever they visited.  She enjoyed gardening, crafts, sewing, puzzles, reading, and dancing. Each spring was eagerly anticipated with hunting mushrooms on her parents’ farm.
Her greatest joy was watching her family members build great lives for themselves and become good citizens.
F amily members and friends will greatly miss Dorothy’s loving and sincere personality.
Dorothy is survived by her husband of 67 years, Robert S. Thomas, her daughter, Patricia (Terry) Plank, Danville, and her son, James (Lou Ann) Thomas of Plymouth. She also is survived by three grandsons, Sean Thomas, Wheaton, Ill., Jason Thomas, Lisle, Ill. and Matthew Thomas of Cincinnati, Ohio. A sister, Betty Wade also resides in Plymouth.
She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Harold Carothers.
Visitation will be held in the Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home, 1100 N. Michigan St., Plymouth Tuesday, May 8 from 4 to 8 p.m. Services will be held in the funeral home Wednesday, May 8 at 10 a.m. Burial will follow in the Oakhill Cemetery, Plymouth.
Memorial gifts may be made to the Marshall County Historical Society, 123 N. Michigan St., Plymouth, IN 46563.
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