Dorotha Betty Wakeland

Last Updated on December 16, 2015 by cassnetwork

wakelandDorotha Betty Wakeland, 85, of Logansport, passed away on Monday, December 14, 2015, in Woodbridge Health Campus.

Born February 15, 1930, in Logansport, she was the daughter of the late H. Kirk and Gretchen (Swaney) Smith.

On February 14, 1953, in the Calvary Presbyterian Church, she was married to John Wakeland. He preceded her in death on March 29, 2014.

Dorotha was a 1948 graduate of Logansport High School. In 1983, she retired from Verizon. Dorotha had also worked for Kresge’s, Indiana Bell Telephone Company, General Telephone and part-time for Walmart.

Surviving are her children, daughter, Nancy (Doug) Suiter of Burnettsville, son, Ron (Deb) Wakeland of Florida, step son, John (Linda) Wakeland Jr. of Plymouth; two grandchildren, Jason Suiter and Jessica (Wayne) Miller; two great-grandchildren Reed and Mackenzy Miller; two step-grandchildren Rhonda Frost and Eric Wakeland; and six step-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by three sisters, Mary Albers, Avis “Tootie” Oldham, and Willodean “Billie” McPherson.

A funeral service celebrating the life of Dorotha Wakeland will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 18, 2015 in Fisher Funeral Chapel with Pastor Chuck Compton officiating.

Burial will follow in the Mount Hope Cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. until time of service.

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