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Dorotha Neher Brandon Williams, 97, North Manchester passed away February 21, 2019 at Timbercrest Healthcare Center, North Manchester. On December 30, 1921 in Franklin Grove, Illinois, Dorotha was born to Oscar W. Neher and Etha M. Lahman (Trostle). She married Robert “Bob” Brandon Sr. on September 14, 1942 and he passed away on March 3, 1987. She then married H.B. “Bill” Williams on May 19, 1994. He passed away May 14, 2007.
Dorotha graduated from Central High School in North Manchester, IN in 1939 and from Manchester College in 1943 with a B.S. in Education. Her post graduate work was at Wright State and Miami University in Ohio. Her life-long love of music led her to play the cello and sing in her church and Timbercrest choirs. She and her late husband loved going to Dayton, Ohio to watch plays that came from New York. Dorotha loved to travel to Switzerland and Austria. After moving to Timbercrest, Dorotha joined the Book Club and served as chorister and worship leader for morning devotions and Health Care vespers. Dorotha loved her grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Dorotha will be remembered by one son Terry Allen (Charlie) Brandon, Celina, Ohio; one daughter Deanne (Bob) Seeley, Buskirk, New York; one brother Robert T. (Mary) Neher, La Verne, CA; six grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, her first and second husband, one son Robert K. Brandon Jr. who passed away on August 17, 1998, and one sister Lois Leone Boaz who passed away on September 27, 2005.
Friends and family may call Friday, March 8, 2019 from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at the Timbercrest Chapel, 2201 East Street, North Manchester, IN. A memorial service will begin at the conclusion of calling. Pastor Karen Eberly will officiate and a graveside service will be held on March 8, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. at North Grove Cemetery, 1201 North Main Street, Celina, Ohio.
For those who wish to honor the memory of Dorotha Williams, memorial contributions may be made to Manchester University Arts and Science, 604 East College Avenue, North Manchester, IN 46962, Manchester Church of the Brethren. P.O. Box 349, North Manchester, IN 46962, or the Timbercrest Charitable Assistance Fund, P.P. Box 501, North Manchester, IN 46962.
Manchester Church of the Brethren
1306 North Beckley Street, North Manchester IN 46962
Timbercrest Charitable Assistance Fund
P.O. Box 501, North Manchester IN 46962
Manchester University Arts and Science
604 East College Ave., North Manchester IN 46962