GARRETT — Dorothy Werkheiser, 78, of Garrett, died
Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2010.
Services are pending at Thomas Funeral Home in
A full obituary will appear in Friday’s edition.
The above, just received from my brother Jim, is from The
Star (Auburn IN).
Dorothy was the older sister of Harold ("Werkie") Werkheiser. (A lot
of us kids spelled his nickname "Worky" when we were classmates at West
I recall several things about Dorothy, e.g., she was a longtime educator in
Garrett, and she was a member of and Sunday School teacher at the
Methodist Church in Corunna, which I attended as a boy along with my mom,
dad and brothers. (That church is now the Corunna Community Church, led by
Rev. Richard Pickard -- another West Richland classmate of mine.)
I had not spoken to or seen Dorothy for close to 50 years -- until last
June (2009). She called me on my cell phone -- I took the call while doing
a little bike ride in Auburn with my brother Mark. It was a couple of days
before our Richland Twp. Schools Reunion. She had seen a blurb about the
reunion in The Star. She said she would not likely make it to the
gathering, but that she was glad we, i.e., Janis (Myers) Sproat and I, were
able to organize such an event.
I will make a note to forward the full obit tomorrow.