Dorothy J (Burkholder) Holt

Born: Sat., Oct. 22, 1921
Died: Sun., Sep. 17, 2017


1:00 PM to 3:00 PM, Sat., Sep. 23, 2017
Location: Hartman Sons Funeral Home

Funeral Service

3:00 PM Sat., Sep. 23, 2017
Location: Hartman Sons Funeral Home

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Bluffton, Ohio

Dorothy J. Holt, 95, died at 11:15 a.m., Sunday, September 17, 2017, while residing at the Mennonite Memorial Home, Bluffton, Ohio.  The Holt family is appreciative of the loving care provided by the MMH "angels" the past two years.

She was born October 22, 1921, in Columbus Grove, to Monroe and Elvina (Amstutz) Burkholder.  On June 10, 1942, she married Wayne L. Holt, who preceded her in death on December 1, 2009.  They were married 67 years.  Dorothy devoted her life to maintaining a loving home for her family.

She was a graduate of Bluffton High School.  Dorothy was a member of the Cable Road Alliance Church and had been a member of the Columbus Grove Christian Church for many years.

Dorothy is survived by two sons: Dwaine (Leslie) Holt of Lima and Robert (Karlyn) Holt of Bluffton;  a daughter:  Ann (Steve) Miller of Lima;  8 grandchildren:  Kristen Holt of San Antonio, TX, Jennifer (William) Cole of Prosper, TX, Timothy Holt of San Ramon, CA, Sarah (Jared) Lehman of Bluffton, Rachel (Andrew) Terlecky of Granville, Bryant (Kim) Miller of Greensboro, NC, KeriAnn (Kyle) Wiechart of Lima and Jenna (Patrick) Bailey of Lebanon, IN; 12 great grandchildren:  Ethan and Daniel Cole, Jacob and Eli Lehman, Max, Mikah and Malachi Miller, Kallie and Ellianna Wiechart, Samuel and Grace Bailey and Paul Terlecky; and 3 sisters in-law:  Alice Burkholder of Columbus Grove, Erma Meyer of St. Marys and Gladys Holt of Lima.

She was preceded in death by two brothers:  Herbert and Ralph Burkholder and a sister: LaVerne Witteborg.

Visitation will be  1:00 - 3:00 p.m., Saturday, September 23, 2017, at Hartman Sons Funeral Home, Columbus Grove.  

Following visitation on Saturday, services will begin at 3:00p.m., with Chaplain Bill Herr officiating.  Burial will follow at Cairo Eastside Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Mennonite Memorial Home, 410 W. Elm Street, Bluffton, Ohio 45817 or the donor's choice.

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Kathy Byrne
   Posted Tue September 19, 2017
I am saddened to read of your mother's passing. My mother was Dody Miller and considered your mother to be a wonderful friend. They both lived at Primrose and always ate their meals together. Both were reserved and quiet personalities. My mother always said she could share anything that was troubling her to Dorothy.I visited your mother a couple times after my mother passed in 2015. Kathy

Belinda Kenley
   Posted Thu September 21, 2017

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   Posted Thu September 21, 2017
Your mothers' wit and humor has always made our days with her most enjoyable!!!!

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