BENZONIA — Dorothy V. Stoops, 79, of Benzonia, died Oct. 13, 2013, at the Maples. Born in Thompsonville on April 10, 1934, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Pearl Ritchards. On Nov 18, 1957, in Bear Lake, Dorothy married Roosevelt N. Stoops, and he preceded her in death on Sept 19, 1994.
She was a graduate of Benzonia High School. Dorothy was devoted to her family and a faithful follower of the Lord. She always enjoyed a good joke with friends and baking cookies and pies at holidays.
She is survived by her children, Diane (Larry) Elie and Darryl (Chris) Stoops; grandchildren, Tim and Renee Stoops, Amanda (Josh) Cunningham, Beck Elie and Melanie (Bryan) Herman; and three great-grandchildren, Jade, Lexi, and Mya Cunningham. She is also survived by sisters, Grace (Ken) Krogel and Sharon Clark; and many nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be today, Oct. 16, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Jowett Family Funeral Homes, Benzonia. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 17, at the Eden Bible Church with Pastor Dan Ingersoll officiating. There will also be visitation one hour prior to the service. Burial will be in Benzonia Twp. Cemetery. Contributions may be directed to the church.
Arrangements are by Jowett Family Funeral Homes & Cremation Service, Frankfort and Benzonia.