Miles, Dorothy

Written by David Green.

Dorothy Miles, 92, of Morenci, Mich., died March 7, 2012, at Fulton County Health Center in Wauseon, Ohio.

She was born Dec. 1, 1919, in Chesterfield Township, Ohio, the daughter of Charles and Georgia (Barnes) Fausey. She married James I. Miles on June 7, 1947, in Angola, Ind., and he preceded her in death March 16, 1972.

Dorothy lived in the Morenci area all her life. She was formerly employed at Fayette Tubular and Morenci Rubber Products. She was a member of Morenci United Methodist Church, the Morenci American Legion Auxiliary, a life member of the Eastern Star, and a charter member of the Morenci Eagles Aerie #1297.

Dorothy is survived by a daughter, Nancy (and George) Dilworth of Morenci; three sons, Doug (and Barbara) Miles, Evan Miles and Robert (and Rosemary) Miles, all of Morenci; 12 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and a brother, John Fausey of Canandaigua.

Besides her husband, Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents; a stepson, James II; five sisters, Mildred Smith, Margery Shaffer, Evelyn Glaser, Virginia Davis and Rosie Fausey; and two brothers, Roy “Pete” Fausey and Charles “Bud” Fausey.

Funeral services are scheduled at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 10, at Eagle Funeral Home-Charles Fink Chapel in Morenci, with Rev. William VanValkenburg officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery in Morenci. Visitation is planned from 5 until 8 p.m. on Friday, March 9.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Morenci Fire Department or Morenci Area EMS.

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