Dorothy Poor

Dorothy Poor

February 19th, 1923 - February 18th, 2019
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Dorothy Elizabeth Poor, age 95, passed away peacefully on February 18, 2019 at Hearth and Home Assisted Living in Van Wert, Ohio. She was born February 19, 1923 in Toledo, Ohio to Beatrice (Scobie) and Alvin Klemmer who preceded her in death.

On January 31, 1948, she married David B. Poor who also preceded her in death. She was preceded by a sister, Berneice Mac Neill of Welland, Ontario and a son-in-law, Terry Miller of Convoy, Ohio.

Dorothy grew up in Detroit, Michigan and graduated from Wayne University, majoring in social studies education. Much later she earned a master's degree from Saint Francis College in reading education, Dorothy taught elementary social studies in the Detroit Public School System for 7 years before relocating to Warsaw, Indiana with her family in 1954.

Throughout the years, Dorothy was active in her community as a Girl Scout leader and a member of the First United Methodist Church and its ladies circle. She was also a member of Kosciusko County Historical Society, Warsaw Reading Club, and a charter member of the Live and Learn Extension Homemaker Club. She had volunteered with the American Red Cross and for Kosciusko Community Hospital. She particularly enjoyed being part of the "Boot Scooters" line dancers and performing at various local events.

Dorothy liked to travel, garden, and read, and especially loved her dogs Sheena, Christopher, and Hawkeye. She was a proud and loving grandmother to her granddaughters.

Dorothy is survived by her children Charles (Jenny) Poor of East Lansing, Michigan; John Poor of Warsaw and Margaret Ann Miller of Convoy, Ohio, Also surviving are grandchildren, Allison (Matthew) Haraminac of Lakewood, Colorado, and Erin (David Clayman) Poor of Denver, Colorado, and a great-granddaughter Adelyn Haraminac.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday February 22nd at Titus Funeral Home. Friends will be received at the funeral home from 4 - 7 p.m. on Thursday February 21st and for one hour prior to the service. Final resting place will be at Oakwood Cemetery.

Memorial gifts may be given to First United Methodist Church, Warsaw or to Animal Welfare League of Kosciusko County. Condolences may be left at
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  • Visitation

    February 21st, 2019 | 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    February 21st, 2019 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Titus Funeral Home
    2000 East Sheridan Street
    Warsaw, IN 46580
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  • Service

    February 22nd, 2019 | 1:00pm
    February 22nd, 2019 1:00pm
    Titus Funeral Home
    2000 East Sheridan Street
    Warsaw, IN 46580
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    Pastor Brian Smith
  • Interment

    Oakwood Cemetery
    421 N Maple St
    Warsaw, IN 46580
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cathy ovenhouse

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My deepest condolences to the Poor family, you're all in my thoughts. Big hugs to Allison and Erin.

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Condolences to Margie Miller and her family from the family of Bernice Ratliff. Bernice would like to attend in person, but can not due to her health.

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With hugs and much love, Cathy and Greg
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