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Gladwin County Obituary/Death Notice
Dorothy Blackmer

   Dorothy Lena (LaRose) (Thomas) Blackmer, 88, of Kalamazoo, formerly of Gladwin, passed away Thursday, July 5, 2007 at Bronson Methodist Hospital in Kalamazoo.

   She was born April 8, 1919 in Kalamazoo, the daughter of Eli and Mattie (Phillips) LaRose A longtime resident of Kalamazoo, she resided in Gladwin for over 20 years, returning to Kalamazoo a couple years ago.

   Dorothy was preceded in death by her first husband, Sam Thomas and by her second husband, Henry Blackmer. She was also preceded in death by her parents; siblings, Richard, George and Margaret; one niece, Sherry Jaros; and one nephew, Henry Jr. Surviving are two sisters, Mattie DeMoore of Portage and Ruth Tamse of Vicksburg; two sisters-in-law, Murene and Marie; one niece, Dorothy Ann; and several other nieces and nephews.

   Graveside services were held Tuesday, July 10, 2007 in Riverside Cemetery in Kalamazoo. Arrangements were made by Langeland Family Funeral Homes, Memorial Chapel, Kalamazoo.

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Riverside Cemetery, Kalamazoo, MI
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Gladwin County Record, Gladwin, MI
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September 2009
Bob Frei
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