Notes for: Dorothy ("Dottie") Irene Bodine
They lived in Chicago, Illinois and had three children: Scott, Gregory, and John.
From Ronny Bodine:
Obituary, St. Louis Post-Dispatch (St. Louis, Mo.) of 17 Dec 1990.
Quenten N. Lockhart, 70, of St. Peters, died Friday (Dec. 14, 1990) at St. Luke's Hospital in Chesterfield after suffering from cancer. Mr. Lockhart was a manufacturer's representative for 30 years. He was born in Granite City, Ill. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Dardenne Presbyterian Church in Dardenne. The body was donated to Washington University School of Medicine. Among the survivors are his wife, Dorothy Bodine Lockhart of St. Peters; four sons, Scott Lockhart of Santa Rosa, Calif., Greg Lockhart of Cambridge, Mass., John Lockhart of Indianapolis, Ind., and Brian Lockhart of Davis, Calif.; two sisters, Cynthia Killoran of Batavia, Ill., and Helen Arp of Houston, Minn.; a brother, Rodney Lockhart of Hurst, Texas; and five grandchildren.
Death Notice, The Indianapolis Star of 13 March 2016.
Dorothy L. Lockhart, 94, Beech Grove, passed away March 10, 2016. Memorial Service: 11 a.m. March 16 at Oakley-Hammond Funeral Home, Moore & Kirk Irvington Chapel, with visitation there from 10 a.m.
Obituary, Oakley-Hammond Funeral Home, Indianapolis, Indiana.
Dorothy Irene Bodine Lockhart December 2, 1921---March 10, 2016
Dorothy (affectionately known as "Dottie") was a child of the Roaring Valley of Central Pennsylvania. The only daughter of John Bodine and Mary Fetterman, she was watched over by her two older brothers, Irvin and Harold. The family ran the general store in Newlin that helped many neighbors survive the great depression. Mom often commented on how "loafers" would often drop in to spend the day and enjoy listening to one of the few radios in the valley, and never be turned away. Dorothy was a valedictorian and often reminded us that she won the spelling bee in high school. She attended Penn State where she graduated with a degree in home economics in 1942. She loved Happy Valley and maintained friendships with her college classmates into her 90's. As part of the war effort, she was a member of a group of women sent to Florida to manage the process of getting fresh produce to the troops. It was on a blind date to an Army dance in Winter Haven that she met her husband of 45 years, Quenten. He would forever be known as "Uncle Lucky" for the good fortune of that meeting. As an only daughter, Dorothy maintained a bi-weekly correspondence via letter with her mother. As each of the last three sons was born over the years her mother would proclaim "Aye, aye Dorothy...another boy!" Dottie and Quent raised four boys, Scott, Greg, John, and Brian. Family vacations meant piling into a station wagon and hitting the road most frequently to see Grandma Bodine and Aunt Orpha and other beloved relatives in Catawissa PA. There the family enjoyed homemade dinners, swinging on the front porch, swimming at two logs, outings to Knoebels Grove and playing card games like canasta, pinochle, and 'hate'. The family also enjoyed camping trips to national parks or journeys to historic, senic sites. Yellowstone, Glacier National Park, the Black Hills, Gettysburg, Niagara Falls, and several World's Fairs were on that map. After getting the youngest off to kindergarten in 1963 in Aurora, IL., Dorothy began a twenty-year career as a home economics teacher at Washington Jr. High. Many of her students still remark how much they learned and enjoyed her classes during her time there. Dorothy and Quenten were first blessed with grandchildren in 1971 when the twins, Kristen and Todd, were born to Scott and Karen. For the last 45 years she most enjoyed being a grandmother with the arrivals of Daniel, Michael, Kyle, Kaitlyn and Sonia. Great grandchildren Nick and Quenten added to her joy. Dorothy was a "Church Lady". Other than her beloved Bodine clan of Michigan and Ontario, and the Killorans of the Fox River Valley, most of Dorothy's close friends came from the series of Presbyterian churches (Marquette Park in Chicago, Parma South in Cleveland, Westminster in Aurora, IL., Dardenne in O'Fallon, MO., and Irvington in Indianapolis) she belonged to. When she was widowed in 1990, her church and family friends becamde even more important. She was always looking forward to the next family reunion most often hosted at the family farm of Karen and Ray Feldspaugh near Lansing, Michigan. There were great opportunities for family members to reminisce, take pictures, share food and much laughter. Shoofly pie always made it to the table. Dottie loved flowers and always tended a small garden. Outings to Oberweis for peach ice cream or Steak 'n Shake were two of her favorite treats. She grew to appreciate baseball after she and Quent moved back to St. Louis where young Quenten had been a card carrying member of the "Knot Hole Gang" in the early 30's. She loved all things Pennsylvania Dutch: especially quilts, Lebanon baloney and Shoofly pie. She also loved driving and was most disappointed with her boys when they took her car keys away in her mid 80's. She will always be remembered at St. Paul Hermitage in Beech Grove, where she spent her final years, as truly one of the kindest and happiest people in residence. She passed away there on March 10 surrounded by John Lockhart and his loving, caring family. Donations in her name can be made to St. Paul Hermitage.