Dorothy Jeffery


ANTWERP -- Dorothy Coleen Jeffery, 89, Antwerp, died Tuesday, January 15, 2013, in the CHP In-Patient Hospice Center, Van Wert, Ohio.

She was born February 28, 1923, in Antwerp, Ohio, the daughter of Carl F. and Norma C. (Filley) Smith. On February 2, 1941, she married Ray R. Jeffery. She was a member of Antwerp United Methodist Church, Antwerp, Ohio, and a member of the First Families of Paulding County and previously employed as the secretary/bookkeeper for L. Smith & Son, Antwerp.

She is survived by her husband, Ray Jeffery, Antwerp; two sons, Carl (Susan) Jeffery of Van Wert, Ohio, and Jack (Sally) Jeffery, The Plains, Ohio; two daughters, Jan (Jeffrey) Boterf of Antwerp, Ohio, and Jill Jeffery, Fort Wayne, Ind.; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Max and Budd Smith.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, January 19, at Den Herder Funeral Home, Paulding, with Rev. Mike Schneider officiating. Burial will follow in Live Oak Cemetery, Paulding. Visitation will be one hour prior to services on Saturday.

Donations may be made to CHP In-Patient Hospice, 1155 Westwood Drive, Van Wert, Ohio 45891; or Autism Society of America, 4340 East-West Highway, Suite 350, Bethesda, Md 20814. Online condolences may be sent to

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