Dorothy B. Griswold

Dorothy B. Griswold, 89, of Washington Township, Whitley County, IN, and having family members in Roanoke, IN, died Friday, Nov. 20, 2009, at Coventry Meadows, Fort Wayne, where she had been a resident since January 2008.

Mrs. Griswold graduated from Ironton (OH) High School. She had lived in Portsmouth, VA, Fort Wayne and Laud before moving to Washington Township in 1963.

She was born July 29, 1920, in Kingsport, TN, to Joseph Armstrong and Mary Elizabeth Calhoun Phillips. She married John B. Griswold on Nov. 4, 1940. Her husband preceded her in death on Feb. 27, 2005.

Survivors include four daughters, Mary Ann (Noel) Henschen, of Uniondale; Virginia L. Bowling and Melinda "Mindy" Blaugh, both of Fort Wayne; and Becky J. (Richard) Schmidt, of South Whitley; a son, John M. (Joni) Griswold, of Roanoke; a sister, Mary Jones, of Fort Wayne; 10 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

Calling is Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2009, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Smith & Sons Funeral Home, 207 N. Main St., Columbia City. A service will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2009, at 10 a.m.. Burial will be at Nolt Cemetery.

Preferred memorials are gifts to the Alzheimer's Association or the American Heart Association.