Dorothy Rude, 73, Seymour, passed away at 7:23 p.m. Wednesday, July 23, 2008, at Schneck Medical Center.
Mrs. Rude was a member of St. Ambrose Catholic Church and Our Lady of Providence, Brownstown, D of I at St. Ambrose and the Legion of Mary Auxiliary. She worked at Ed & Art's Cafe and then as a telephone operator at GTE Telephone Co.
Born July 23, 1935, in Seymour, she was the daughter of Arthur and Lucille (Alexander) Gerth, both of whom preceded her in death. On Dec. 27, 1954, she married Marion Robert "Bob" Rude, who preceded her in death on Nov. 1, 1997.
Survivors include daughters, Cheryl Stout, Carol (Duane) Killion and Teresa (Corky) Miranda; sons Robert D. Rude, Rick (Donna) Rude and Thomas (Pamela) Rude; seven grandchildren, Melissa (Jason) LeMarr, Jared Rude, Ryan Rude, Adrienne (Don) Fields, Jessica Killion, Kelsey Killion and Sara Robbins; three great-grandchildren, Jacob LeMarr, Andrew LeMarr and Dylan Fields; and a brother, James (Beverly) Gerth.
She was preceded in death by her brother, William A. Gerth.
Father Todd Goodson and Father Joseph Sheets will conduct a funeral Mass at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Ambrose Catholic Church, Seymour. Burial will take place at St. Ambrose Catholic Cemetery.
Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at Voss Chapel, Seymour, and from 9 a.m. until time of service Saturday at the church. There will be a Rosary service at 7:30 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorials may be given to St. Ambrose Catholic Church or Our Lady of Providence, Brownstown.