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Dorothy E. Brown

Mrs. Dorothy E. Brown, 83, of North Fort Myers, Florida, formerly of Richmond, passed away on May 28, 2013. She will now reside in the house of the Lord where she will no longer feel pain.
   Dorothy was born on July 1, 1929 to Allen and Ruth Lazear Dalrymple. She grew up in Edison, Ohio. Dorothy was a graduate of Edison High School and Wooster Business School in Wooster, Ohio.
   Dorothy married Elton L. Brown on February 4, 1948. They moved to Richmond in 1962. She retired from Harvest Land Co-Op in 1985. She was a member of the St. Paul’s Lutheran Church and the Richmond Women’s Club. In 1997, Dorothy and Elton moved to North Fort Myers, Florida. She became “hooked on” shuffleboard and served as the secretary of the Lee County Shuffleboard Club for 10 years. Dorothy played in many tournaments and loved her shuffleboard family. She entered the Southern District of the Florida State Shuffleboard Association Hall of Fame in 2013 and will be remembered by many.
   Dorothy is survived by her husband of 65 years, Elton; their two sons, William A. Brown and his wife, Mary, of Fountain City, and Michael E. Brown, of Indianapolis. She had five grandchildren, Jen Detweiler and her husband, Mark, of Liberty; Bryan Brown and his wife, Laura, of Versailles, KY; and Kevin, Katherine and Theresa Brown, all of Indianapolis. She had four great-grandchildren; Isaac Brown Schmitt, serving in the US Navy; and Maci, Whitney and Carter Detweiler, all of Liberty. Dorothy leaves a special friend, her dog, Roxie.
   Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents and one grandson, Jonathon V. Brown, who was killed during his tour of duty in the US Air Force.
   Pastor Bob Meckley will conduct a funeral ceremony at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, June 3, at the Smith & McQuiston Funeral Home, 321 US 27 South, Fountain City. Interment will follow in Willow Grove Cemetery.
   Family and friends may gather for visitation from 10-11 a.m. on Monday, June 3, at the funeral home.
   Memorial contributions may be made to the Messiah Lutheran Church, 2691 Northeast Pine Island Road, Cape Coral, FL, attention Pastor Rusty.

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Dear Elton & family,
We're so very sorry to hear of Dorothy's passing.  She was always such an upbeat person & could always make you smile.  I have such fond memories of her.  I would certainly come to the calling except that I cannot get off work at that time of day.  Would love to see to you, Elton, while you are here to express our condolences, but don't know how to reach you.  My number is (765) 969-8165.  Please know that you are in our thoughts & prayers.  Love, Kathy & Bill

Kathy McConkey & Bill Ketron Jun 2 2013 12:00 AM

Elton and family,

You have our deepest condolences. Dorothy will be missed by all who knew her and especially all of us in shuffleboard. You are in our prayers.

Phil and Linda Rebholz

Phil and Linda Rebholz Jun 2 2013 12:00 AM

GARDEN PATH was sent by The Kriner Girls.

With deepest sympathy from all "The Kriner Girls" -- Cheryl Potts Terri Knox Kathy Kriner Pat Risk

Cheryl Potts Jun 1 2013 12:00 AM

Dorothy was the best neighbor I have had.  She became my good friend and I was hating when she and Elton moved to Florida.  I was happy for her/them but I really didn't want to lose contact with her.  I do believe we stayed as close as we could with the miles between us.  I was in Chicago without my address book the week she left us.  I had thought so much about her that week and so wished I could have talked with her one more time......oh how I hated I missed that opportunity.  I am truly going to miss a great friend.  My love to Elton and her family.

Lorraine Faucett Jun 1 2013 12:00 AM

Elton and family,
We are so sorry for the loss of Dorothy.  She was quiet the friendly neighbor and would do anything she could for us.  She will be in our hearts forever.
Derek, Diane, Chad and Amy DeSonie

Diane DeSonie Jun 1 2013 12:00 AM

Bill, Mary and Family,

So sorry to hear of your mom passing.  You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Mary and Jeff

Jeff and Mary Henson May 31 2013 12:00 AM

We are very sorry to hear of Dorothy's passing.  She was a kind and gentle woman; a true inspiration to all members of the Lee County Shuffleboard Club.  She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
Sincerely, Grant and Linda McRae

Grant and Linda McRae May 31 2013 12:00 AM


So sorry to hear about your loss.  I pray for peace and healing in your life, and that you will be graced with only the best of memories of your mother.


Wendy Brook May 31 2013 12:00 AM