Ladora M. "Dorie" Bollenbacher, age 101, of Rockford, passed away the morning of September 9, 2022, at Divine Rehabilitation and Nursing at Shane Hill, Rockford.
She was born on March 12, 1921, in Van Wert County, to Daniel & Rosetta (Drury) Shivley.
On October 25, 1947, she married Luther P. “Casey” Bollenbacher, who passed away September 1, 1995.
Survivors include a son, Douglas (Jeanne) Bollenbacher of Celina, daughter, Susan Bollenbacher (Walter Younker) of Rockford, brothers-in-law: Lowell Bollenbacher and Gerald (Waunita) Bollenbacher, and sister-in-law, Nina Bollenbacher, all of Celina, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
The last surviving child in her family, Dorie was preceded in death by brothers: Edward (Marge) Shivley, Emmett (Kate) Shivley, and Cleo (Marge) Shivley, sisters: Helen (Roma) Gehm, her twin - Elnora (Harold) Mosier, Ethyl (Walter) Johnson, Edith (Lawrence) Hopkins, Ilo (Ernest) Stemen, Omah (Gerald) Davis, Ruby Shivley, and Zelma (Perl) Rader, brother-in-law, Carroll Bollenbacher, and sister-in-law, Pauline (Hisey) Shaffer.
Dorie was a homemaker, and had previously worked at Westinghouse in Lima and Goodyear in St. Marys. She was a member of St. Paul's UCC, now St. Paul’s Country Church of Rockford.
Dorie enjoyed a good game of cards, and playing games with family and friends. She was known for her noodle making and quick wit.
Graveside Services will be held at 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, September 13, at St. Paul’s Country Church Cemetery, 1538 Oregon Rd., Rockford, with Pastor Steve Howell, officiating.
Memorial Contributions may be made to St. Paul's Country Church or to St. Paul's Cemetery Fund.
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