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Dorothy Vance, 88, Elkhart, passed away peacefully with her loved ones by her side Feb. 2, at Miller's Merry Manor in Wakarusa.
She was born May 24, 1929, in Goshen, to Leo and Mabel (Cooper) Schmidt.
On Feb. 18, 1949, she married Henry Vance in Goshen.
She worked at the Goshen Bag Factory for 25 years and retired after 15 years at Luxe. She loved to sew and made many dolls and clowns. She also enjoyed knitting and crafting of all types. Dorothy was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister and aunt. She cherished time spent with her family.
Dorothy is survived by her son, Bill (Vicki) Vance, Elkhart; grandchildren, Billy (Robin) Vance, Laurie Hall and Fred "Tony" Alliy; great-grandchildren, Vanessa (Austin) Rosenberg, Brittany Hall and Brian Vance; great-great grandson, Jaxon Rosenberg; and sisters, Barbara Smith, Mamie Kyle, Grace Moser, Ruby Cook, Charlotte Supples and Betty Rush.
In addition to her parents and husband, Dorothy was preceded in death by her sister, Virginia Shaffer, and brothers, Bobbie, Harold, and Dale Schmidt.
Visitation for Ms. Vance will be Tuesday Feb. 6 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Chapel Hill Funeral Home, 10776 McKinley Hwy., Osceola. Funeral service will be Wednesday, Feb. 7, at 10 a.m. with visitation one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
Interment will follow at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens.
To share a remembrance of Dorothy or to offer condolences to her family, visit www.chapelhillmemorial.com.
Published on February 5, 2018
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