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Dorothy Grace Bristow, 92, a resident of South Whitley, died at 1:20 p.m. Monday, April 29, 2013, at her home.
She was born Aug. 3, 1920, in Washington Township a daughter of the late William F. and Flora P. (Grace) Terman. Her formative years were spent in Washington Township. She graduated from Washington Center High School in 1938.
On Dec. 17, 1938, she was united in marriage to James M. Bristow. They made their home in Churubusco. During World War II, they moved to Detroit to work in the factories for war production. In 1947, they moved to the family farm outside of South Whitley. In 1959, they moved to Urbana, Ill., then to Fort Wayne in 1961. Mr. Bristow died May 20, 2000. In 2001, Dorothy moved to South Whitley.
She began her employment with the former Blue Bell, Columbia City. Later she worked at Waltons Rexall Drug Store, South Whitley. In 1963, she went to work for ITTâ€“Electro Optical Products Division, Fort Wayne. She worked in the clean room production facilities. Some parts were for the Apollo and Voyager Space Program. She retired in 1982. She was a member of Delta Theta Tau Sorority.
Surviving relatives include a daughter, Jana L. Shellman of Fort Wayne; a son, Jan A. Bristow of South Whitley; two grandsons, Phillip (Erin) Bristow of Indianapolis and Zachary A. Shellman of Sacramento, Calif.; two granddaughters, Leigh Ann (Calvin) McCormick of Naples, Italy and Allison R. (Craig) Thrush of Auburn and six great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a brother, Gail Terman.
The funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Smith & Sons Miller Chapel, South Whitley with Pastor James Keckler of Parkwood Church of God officiating. The burial will be in the Nolt Cemetery. The visitation will be 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
For those who wish, memorials may be made to Delta Theta Tau Golden Hand Fund. Condolences may be sent to www.smithandsonsfuneralhome.com.