Dorothy Troyer - November 17, 2012

Dorothy M. Troyer, 96, of Aurora, died Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012, at Memorial Community Care.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 24 at the Pleasant View Bible Church in Aurora. Rev. Bob Pier will officiate. Burial will be in the Aurora Cemetery at 9:30 a.m. prior to the service. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m.. Friday at Higby-McQuiston Mortuary. Memorials may be made to the Hamilton Community Foundation. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family through the mortuary website at
Dorothy Marie Troyer, daughter of John and Sue (Schenk) Oswald, was born on the family farm west of Aurora on Feb. 17, 1916.
She graduated from Aurora High School at the age of 16, with the Class of 1932. Dorothy taught for six years at ‘Maple Grove” and ‘Cemetery’ country schools until her marriage to Glen Allen Troyer at Aurora on Aug. 7, 1938.
Dorothy was a lifetime member of the Pleasant View Bible Church, where she served as a Sunday School teacher, deaconess, counselor at Maranatha Bible Camp, and was a member of the Women’s Fellowship. She was an avid volunteer, having served on the Hamilton Manor Board of Trustees for 10 years, Bloodmobile caller and escort, county election clerk and Memorial Hospital Auxiliary. Dorothy was a member of the Mary Jane’s Extension Club for 40 some years.
She was an inspiration to many with her positive outlook and sweet smile. Dorothy was known for her love of family, friends, her patriotism and her faith in God. Her Bible was always close at hand for her daily devotions. Dorothy was passionate about the color pink, was an avid Cornhusker football fan and bird watcher, Canasta player, and a talented knitter. She enjoyed cooking and baking for her family, especially their favorite cinnamon rolls, oatmeal chocolate chip cookies and strawberry rhubarb jam.
Since 2001, Dorothy had been happily at home at East Park Villa.
Survivors include her four children, Gary (Leslie) Troyer of Weatherford, Texas, Dean Troyer of Topeka, Kan., Betty (Richard) Cunningham of Rochester, N.Y., and Jane Terrell of Ogallala; seven grandchildren, Juliann Streeter, Christi Ball, Shane Smith, Susan Stewart, Shawna Knudsen, Daniel Cunningham and Katie Meger; 12 great-grandchildren, Celie, Truman, Cedric and Mason Knudsen, James, Jackson and Joella Streeter, Anna and Comer Stewart, Taylor and Katie Ball, and Ellie Meger; many nieces and nephews, her East Park Villa Family and many friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents and husband, brothers Earl and John; and sister Bessie.

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