Dorothy Jane Perry-Thompson, age 85, of Wooster, Ohio passed away on November 24, 2020 at Brookdale Senior Living, went to be with Jesus and other family and friends. Services will be held on Wednesday, December 2, 2020 at 11:00 AM at McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster. Burial will be held in Wooster Cemetery. Friends and family may call one hour prior to the service on Wednesday at the funeral home. Masks will be required and social distancing will be observed. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to North Life Baptist Church, American Diabetes Association, American Heart Association or Ohio s Hospice LifeCare.
She was born October 1, 1935 to Milton C. and Emma Robert Lehman in Orrville, Ohio. She married Robert L. Perry on November 26, 1954. Robert died April 1987. She married Wayne C. Thompson on January 26, 2002, who died March 6, 2007. She was also preceded in death by a brother-in-law Ralph Foster.
Dorothy graduated from Orrville High School in 1953 and from the Wooster Business College in 1954. She was a long-time resident of Wooster and was employed by the Wooster City Schools as a Secretary/Technician retiring in 1994.
She was a member of North Life Baptist Church in Wooster and was a member of the Women of the Word Bible Study. Dorothy looked forward going to Bible study every Thursday morning and being with all the other ladies that attended.
She loved her family and friends. She enjoyed being a homemaker, interior decorating, working in her garden, flower gardening and going for walks. She also enjoyed music, traveling, watching the Cleveland Indians and Cavaliers. She especially liked going out to eat and playing games with family and friends.
Surviving are three sons, Dale (Diane) of Orrville, Dean (Sally) of Orrville and Duane of Green. She also has two grandchildren Kristi (Gabe) Juist of Madison and Jaime (Nicole) of Canton. She is great-grandmother to three, Mya, Corbin and Savannah. Dorothy has 7 siblings, Robert (Barbara) of Chester, VA, Ethel Foster of Waynesburg, June (Harold) Steiner of Orrville, Alfred (Linda) of Orrville, Paul of Las Vegas, NA, Jim (Wanda) of Kissimmee, FL and Dallas (Nancy) of Salem. She had two step-children, Debbie (David) Baker of Cuyahoga Falls and Steve (Sherri) Thompson of Mansfield.
Her three children feel it s important to mention, Ruth Friday for all the special attention she gave to their mother. Ruth was more than a niece to her. She was able to provide her the support and encouragement in her last years by helping her with so many wonderful and important tasks. Her three son s greatly appreciated all that Ruth was able and willing to do to make Dorothy s life happy.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.mcintirebradhamsleek.com
. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to North Life Baptist Church, American Diabetes Association, American Heart Association or Ohio s Hospice LifeCare
Wednesday, December 2, 2020 at 11:00 AM at the funeral home
One hour prior to the service on Wednesday
I was very sorry to hear of Dorothy’s passing and my condolences to her family. I will always remember her as a gracious lady, ready to laugh and with a smile on her face. Jackie Gresser
So sorry to hear of Aunt Dorothy’s passing. I have so many fun memories of her when we would come visit. Praying for all the family! Jeff Lehman
My thoughts and prayers go out to the family at the passing of their Mom. May she rest in peace.
I love you Dorothy and will miss you terribly. You’ve been a big part of my life for 48 years and I wish your 3 sons the best in life. You will never be forgotten.
Jim and are sad at her passing, but very glad that she is well now. She was a good big sister, a sweet lady.
When I am dead
Cry for me a little
Think of me sometimes
But not too much.
Think of me now and again
As I was in life
At some moments it‘s pleasant to recall
But not for long.
Leave me in peace
And I shall leave you in peace
And while you live
Let your thoughts be with the living.
When I was growing up Dorothy lived down the road from me on Henry Street. I remember Dorothy as having a sweet personality and she always treated me kindly. My prayers to her family during this difficult time.
She was a blessing in our lives whenever we gathered…Bible Study, church, or cards with pizza.
Thank You Jesus for sharing her with us.
Dean, Dale, Duane, I’m sorry to read of your mother’s passing. I remember her as a kind gentle lady with a quick smile. I admired those qualities in her. I’m praying for comfort for you at this time of loss. Take care, God bless.
Dear Dale, Dean, Duane and Ruth, I am so sorry that I cannot be with you today. Dorothy has been my very faithful friend for over 60 years. I have watched you boys grow up. I will miss you all. However, I have many fond memories to keep.
P.S. Ruth, I know how thankful Dorothy was for all your help.
Dear Dale, Dean, Duane and Ruth, I am so sorry that I could not be there today. Dorothy was my faithful friend for over 60 years. I watched you boys grow up. I will miss all of you, but I have many fond memories.
PS Ruth, Dorothy told me many times how thankful she was for your help.
Dear Perry Family we were so sorry to learn of the passing of your mother. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers during this time.