Marshall, Dorothy

Written by David Green.

Dorothy M. Marshall, 60, of LaSalle, Mich., died May 7, 2007, at Mercy Memorial Hospital in Monroe, Mich.

She was born Sept. 7, 1946, in Hudson, Mich., the daughter of Horace and Lucinda Norris Schermerhorn. She married Ronald A. Marshall on Dec. 18, 1983, in Monroe, Mich., and he survives.

Dorothy graduated from Morenci High School in 1964 and from Jackson Business University in 1966. She moved from Morenci to Monroe in the early 1970s.

Dorothy worked as secretary to the Probate Court Administrator in Monroe for 22 years, retiring in 2005. She was a member of Dunbar Road Church of Christ in Monroe. She enjoyed traveling and spending time with her granddaughter.

Besides her husband, Dorothy is survived by sons Jeremy Brossia and Jeffery (and Denise) Brossia, both of Monroe; brothers, Phillip (and Rebecca) Schermerhorn of Morenci, DeWayne (and JoAnn) Schermerhorn of Hartsley, Pa., and John Richard (and Carolyn) Schermerhorn of Lagrange, Ind.; a sister, Nedra (and Jake) Schutte of Hudson, Mich., and one grandchild.

She was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Amy Lynne Brossia.

Funeral services are scheduled at 11 a.m. May 11 at Rupp Funeral Home, Inc., in Monroe with Rev. James E. Barnes officiating. Burial will follow in Roselawn Memorial Park in LaSalle, Mich.

Memorial contributions may be made to Dunbar Road Church of Christ or The Scleroderma Foundation.

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