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Dorothy McKnight

January 1, 1922 - September 4, 2019
Lawton, MI



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1830 S. Westnedge
Kalamazoo, MI 49008
(269) 349-4961
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Taylor's Florist and Gifts
215 E. Michigan Ave.
Paw Paw, MI 49079
(269) 657-6256
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Age 97, died peacefully on September 4, 2019. Dorothy was born January 21, 1922 in Porter Township, the daughter of William and Carrie (Gardner) Nesbitt. She enjoyed a fruitful career with the Lawton Leader and Courier Leader, retiring in 1987. She was known for her exceptional sewing skills, loved crafting, and was particularly fond of crocheting even in her final years. Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Theo; siblings: Jessie Shugars and Floyd Nesbitt; and a son-in-law, Larry MacPhee. Surviving are her children: Doris MacPhee and Donna (Carl) Gidley; 3 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. Cremation has taken place. Private services will be held at a later date. Visit Dorothy’s personal webpage at www.BetzlerLifeStory.com where you may archive a favorite memory or photo, and sign her online guestbook. Arrangements by Betzler & Thompson Life Story Funeral Home, 60900 M-40, Paw Paw, MI 49079, (269) 657-3870.