Dorotha Mae Preston, 94, of Wellington, died Wednesday, November 27, 2019 at the Elms. Born on December 12, 1924, Dorotha was the daughter of the late John and Hazel (nee Bowen) Naegele. Dorotha was a 1943 graduate of Wellington High School.
Dorotha worked as a secretary for Sterling Foundry for many years, she then worked at Harrison Ford and then for Dr. Jack Coates. An active member of the Wellington Congregational United Church of Christ, she attended various women’s groups and sang in the choir. Dorotha had a love for the outdoors and enjoyed watching the birds and making sure they were well fed. She enjoyed her morning trips to McDonalds for her cup of coffee and catching up with friends. Most of all, Dorotha cherished her family, whether it was a quiet conversation, a big gathering, or making cookies with her sisters, she enjoyed being with family.
She is survived by her devoted daughter, Beth Hannon(Gene Hartman), of Wellington; her beloved grandchildren, Jennifer and Brandon; and her great-grandson Bryce. Dorotha was preceded in death by her husband, William Preston; son, David Preston; and sisters Lilly Gray and Nettie West
Friends and family will be received on Thursday, December 5, from 4 p.m. until the time of services beginning at 6 p.m. at the Wellington Congregational UCC, 140 S. Main St, Wellington, 44090, Pastor Cheryl Lindsay will officiate and a private burial will take place at a later date at Greenwood Cemetery, Wellington. Donations in Dorotha’s memory may be directed to the Wellington Congregational Church. Expressions of sympathy may be shared online at www.eastmanfuneralhome.com.
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