January 26, 1945 – November 6, 2019
Dorothy Gwendolyn Marshall, age 74, of the Panhandle near West Union, Ohio died on Wednesday, November 6, 2019 at her home. She was born on January 26, 1945 to the late Elton Grady Long and Lana LaRea (Cress) Long. Dorothy was raised in Roscoe, Texas.
Besides her parents, she is preceded in death by her five grandsons; Michael Anthony Heise, Nicholas Michael Heise, William Heise, Robert Curtis Marshall Jr. and Karl Richard Marshall. Dorothy is survived by her husband of 57 years, Robert “Bob” Marshall; two daughters: Donna (Michael) Heise and Randi Marshall; two sons: Robert (Mary) Marshall and Richard Marshall; seven grandchildren: Robin (Nathan) Pearce, Daniel (Ashley) Marshall, Jacob (Katie) Marshall, Nicole (Jesse) Helterbridle, Dustan Coleman, Tabitha and Lane Marshall; eleven great-grandchildren: Stacy, Ryan, Hailey, and Macey Pearce; Symaura and Saria Marshall; Austin, Anna and Addyson Marshall; Sam Coleman and Maverick Helterbirdle; along with several “adopted” children and grandchildren. It was her belief that blood does not make you family, love does.
A private memorial service will be Saturday, November 9, 2019 at her home. Lafferty Funeral Home in West Union, Ohio is serving the family.