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dorothy e. smalley

Posted on Oct. 13, 2012 at 1:00 a.m.

Feb. 21, 1931 - Oct. 11, 2012

GOSHEN — Dorothy E. Smalley, 81, died early Thursday morning, Oct. 11, 2012, at Golden Living Center, Elkhart.

She was born Feb. 21, 1931, in Wolf Lake, to Elba and Emma (Sutton) Keister. She married David Coleman in 1949 and Lyn Smalley in 1968.

She is survived by a daughter, Deb Kincaid of Milford; a son, Russ (Sharon) Coleman of Goshen; five grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by four sisters, Edith Vance, Ruth McAdams, Velma Keister and Ida Faith Keister; and a brother, George Keister.

She was a member of First Baptist Church, Goshen. She was an avid gardener and golfer. She worked as an inspector at Johnson Controls.

Friends may call for two hours prior to the 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 15, 2012, funeral service at Yoder-Culp Funeral Home. Pastors Gregg Lanzen and Jim Shrock will officiate.

Burial will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012, in Violett Cemetery, Goshen.