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Dorothy Calkins, 100

August 17, 2011

Dorothy A. Calkins, 100, formerly of Indianapolis, died at 2:20 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2011 at Lutheran Life Villages, Kendallville.
Born Oct. 25, 1910 in Indianapolis, she was the daughter of Carl Edward and Barbara H. (Miller) Schaffner.
On Feb. 8, 1930, she married Edwin F. Calkins, Sr. in Indianapolis.
She is survived by daughters, Barbara M. Gillman of Columbia City and Lois Andrews of Gallaway, Ohio; daughter-in-law, Janice Calkins of Leesburg, Fla.; eight grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Edwin F. Calkins, Sr.; son, Edwin F. Calkins, Jr. and brothers, Carl and Harold Schaffner.
Services are Saturday at 2:30 p.m. with calling after 1 p.m. at DeMoney-Grimes Countryside Park Funeral Home, 600 Countryside Drive, Columbia City, with Pastor George Cecil officiating.
Burial will be in Garland Brook Cemetery, Columbus. Memorial gifts may be given to Parkview Whitley Home Health Care and Hospice or the American Cancer Society.
Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. Please visit www.demoneygrimes.com to send family condolences or sign the guest register book.

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