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Dorothy Schlotzhauer Roush Sawyer

North Manchester News-Journal of North Manchester, Indiana

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Dorothy Schlotzhauer Roush Sawyer, 86, of North Manchester, IN and Naples, FL and most recently a resident of Sunrise of Carmel, passed away October 31, 2009. She was born on April 17, 1923, to the late Milton and Hilda (Winteregg) Schlotzhauer in Bluffton, Indiana. Dorothy graduated from Bluffton High School and attended Ball State University, where she received her Associates Degree and was a member of Gamma Gamma Sorority. She resided in Muncie while working for Ball State University, ultimately retiring in 1983 after ten years of service. Dorothy was a faithful member of High Street Methodist Church in Muncie, where she served as an office volunteer for several years.

Dorothy was married to the late Bernard Roush, and she is survived by their three daughters, Cynthia Swaim, Carmel; Nancy (Dale) Geiselman, Zionsville; and Ellen (Troy) Rector, Athens, GA. In 1993, Dorothy married Dr. Roger Sawyer of North Manchester, IN, and Naples, FL, who survives her along with her stepson, Dr. Douglas (Peggy) Sawyer, Warsaw, IN. Also surviving her are her grandchildren: Megan (Swaim) Brewer, Laura Swaim, Erin (Geiselman) Atkinson, Abby (Geiselman) Bitney, Matthew Rector, Brandon Rector and step-grandchildren Mandy (Sawyer) Bailey, Aaron Sawyer, and Andrew Sawyer. Four great-grandchildren also survive her. Dorothy was preceded in death by her sisters, Sarabelle Heller and Ann Swisher, both of Bluffton, IN.

The family wishes to express its heartfelt gratitude for the outstanding care and compassion provided to Dorothy by the staff at Sunrise of Carmel.

Family and friends will gather on Saturday, November 21st in the Leppert Mortuary, Nora Chapel, 740 East 86th Street Indianapolis, IN 46240, one hour prior to the memorial service at 11:30 am. You are invited to visit the website where you may share a personal memory of Dorothy, sign the guest book or make memorial contributions to the Alzheimer's Association.

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Original Publication Date: November 11, 2009

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