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SANTA CLARITA, Calif. Dorothy Louise Mitchem Linville, 77, passed away Wednesday, December 16, 2009, in Santa Clarita, Calif., where she has made her home for the last seven years.
She was the last member of the Mitchem family of Buffalo Creek. A life long resident of Logan County before moving to California, she was born at Amherstdale on August 16, 1932, a daughter of the late Sarah Frances Fannin and Lloyd Jackson Mitchem Sr. Also preceding her in death was her husband, Billie Carter Linville; one son, Robert Edward Linville; four sisters, Kathleen Mitchem Walls, Mildred Marie Mitchem, Frances Elizabeth Mitchem Krause and Gloria Jane Mitchem Winner, and seven brothers, William Elmer Mitchem, Jessie Allen Mitchem, Lloyd Jackson Jukie Mitchem Jr., Charles Wilson Mitchem, Rev. James Calvin Mitchem, Robert Martin Pug Mitchem and Edward Earl Mitchem.
Dorothy was a member of the Bruce McDonald Memorial United Methodist Church at Man, worked workjed in the Head Start program, the Senior Citizens Center at the Wesley House at Amherstdale, and the START progam in Logan County. She graduated from Man High School with the Class of 1951, was a member of the Old Man High Alumni Association and a member of the Triadelphia Divas (Red Hat Society). Dorothy worked for Logan County as a clerk in the election process and was a volunteer for the American Red Cross Bloodmobile Program. Prior to his death in 1990, she and her husband, Bill, worked as backstage volunteers for the Aracoma Story and the Wizard of Oz when their daughter had a part in the outdoor dramas at Chief Logan State Park. Dorothy was a loving daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt and friend.
Survivors include her loving companion, Obie Dials of Santa Clarita; her children, Sarah LeAnn Linville (Garry) Endicott of Blacklick, Ohio, and Michael Steven Linville of Logan; four grandchildren, Brittany Linville McCloud of Kistler, Alexandria Paige Endicott and Andrew Cameron Endicott, both of Blacklick, and Ryan Lee Linville of Amherstdale; two great-grandsons, Hunter Cruize McCloud and Seth Linville; Obies children, Vicki VrandenbkiTg of Reno, Nev., Tammy Becker of Newhall, Calif., and Kim Schnepp of Santa Clarita; two sisters-in-law, Sarah Pruitt Mitchem of Robinette and Melba Jean Mitchem of Baytown, Texas; two brothers-law, Gilbert Krause of Chippewa Falls, Wis., and Thomas Winner of Athens, Ohio; several nieces and nephews and many friends in Logan County and California.
Services will be conducted at noon Wednesday, January 6, at the Bruce McDonald Memorial United Methodist Church with Rev. David Thompson officiating. Burial will follow in Highland Memory Gardens at Godby.
Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.
Visitation will be from 6-9 pm. Tuesday at the Krantz-McNeely Funeral Home at Man and one hour prior to services Wednesday at the church.
Memorial donations may be made to the Old Man High Alumni Association.
Condolences may be sent to krantz-mcneely@yahoo.com
Krantz-McNeely Funeral Home of Man is in charge of the arrangements.
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