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May 28, 2013

Dorothy Combess

Aug. 11, 1923 - May 28, 2013

ODON — Dorothy E. Combess, 89, died at 12:06 a.m. Tuesday at Ketcham Memorial Nursing Center. Born Aug. 11, 1923, in Daviess County, she was the daughter of James and Cora (Booker) Carrico. She was a longtime member of St. John Catholic Church in Loogootee and had previously worked at Naval Support Activity Crane and Reliance in Loogootee. Dorothy enjoyed being with her family, quilting, reading and flower gardening. She is survived by one son, Scott and wife Darleen Combess of Burns City; three daughters, Carolyn Jane and husband Gary Norris of Burns City, Mary and husband Mike Muessig of Loogootee, Kathy Wittmer of Odon, Amy and husband Brian Emery of Montgomery, Ohio; daughter-in-law, Millie Combess of Burns City; 13 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. Her husband, William “Andy” Combess, whom she married Oct. 28, 1943, died April 27, 1984. Her parents; two sons, Bill and Denny Combess; a daughter-in-law, Janet Combess; a son-in-law, Paul J. Wittmer; six sisters, Mabel Wathen, Martha Doyle, Marie Harbison, Catherine Hardesty, Rita Davis and Mildred Combess; and three brothers, Joe, Bernard and Arnold Carrico, are also deceased. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at noon Saturday at St. John Catholic Church in Loogootee. Burial will be in St. John Catholic Cemetery in Loogootee. Visitation is from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at Brocksmith-Blake Funeral Home in Loogootee. Online condolences may be made at www.brocksmithblakefuneralhomes.com

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