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Dortha I. (Dibert) Prior

September 26, 1921 ~ April 30, 2021 (age 99)


Dortha Ilene Prior, 99, of Van Wert passed away at 3:04 a.m., Friday, April 30, 2021 at the Van Wert Manor Nursing Home.

She was born on September 26, 1921, in York Township, Van Wert County the daughter of the late Thomas Russell and Etta L. (Miller) Dibert. On March 2, 1946, she married Darrel Elza Prior, Jr. and he preceded her in death on February 7, 1995.

She is survived by her two sons; Dan (Diana) Prior of Fairfield, Ohio and Dave (Cheryl) Prior of Van Wert; five grandchildren; Daniel (Kenny) Burdine, Dustin (Katie) Prior, Jamie (Travis) Oaks, Amanda (Hall) Block and Tracy Prior; seven grandchildren, Delaney and Wyatt Burdine, Henry and Sloane Prior, Asher Block, Lillian and Gabriel Oaks.

Dortha was a 1938 graduate of York High School. She was a member of Kingsley United Methodist Church and held various positions within the church.

A celebration of her life will be held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, May 3, 2021, at Kingsley United Methodist Church on 15482 Mendon Road, Van Wert with Pastor Gary Ginter officiating. There  will be calling prior to the service from 10 to 11 a.m.. Interment will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery, Ohio City.

Preferred memorials are to Kingsley United Methodist Church.

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Funeral Service
May 3, 2021

11:00 AM
Kingsley United Methodist Church (Mendon Road)

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