Dorothy M. Queen, age 86, of Auburn Indiana, and formerly a longtime resident of Bryan, Ohio, passed away at 7:50 A.M. on Saturday, April 4, 2015, at DeKalb Memorial Hospital in Auburn, where she was a patient. Mrs. Queen was an active member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Bryan and St. John’s Lutheran Church in Hicksville, Ohio, serving on many of the church committees. She was also active in numerous organizations in Bryan and Hicksville. She was a former member of St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church in Port St. Lucie, Florida, where she was also very active within the congregation.
Dorothy May Queen was born on March 8, 1929, in Ridgeville Corners, Ohio, the daughter of Sydney and Dorothy (Davis) Hope. She married Lyle C. Queen on July 31, 1947, and he preceded her in death on December 4, 1998.
Survivors include her four children, Ellen (Tom) Noneman, of Harbor Springs, Michigan, Renae Queen, of Bryan, Steve (Ann Marie) Queen, of Fort Wayne, Indiana, and Tony (Beth) Queen, of Jefferson, Georgia; six grandchildren; one step-grandson; ten great-grandchildren; two step-great-grandchildren; a daughter-in-law, Gwen Queen, of Auburn, Indiana; two sisters, Avis Truska, of Scottsdale, Arizona, and Margo Garver, of Rockledge, Florida; and two sisters-in-law, Sandy Hope, of Columbus, Ohio, and Sharon Hope, of Huntsville, Ohio. She was also preceded in death by her parents, one daughter, Patricia Lee Queen, one son, Michael Queen, two brothers, Leslie “Cork” Hope and Fred C. Hope.
A Celebration of Life service will be held on Saturday, May 30, 2015, at 11:00 A.M. in the Trinity Lutheran Church, Bryan, with Reverend Mary Beth Smith-Gunn officiating. Private interment will take place in Trinity Lutheran Cemetery near Bryan.
Memorials are requested to Trinity Lutheran Church, Bryan, or to the Filling Home of Mercy, Napoleon, Ohio.