Born Aug. 31, 1929 in Greencastle Township, she was the daughter of Charles Ora and Maude Sarah (Gibbs) Slavens and a 1947 graduate of Greencastle High School.
Dorothy had a lawn maintenance business for several years, retiring in 2003. Previously she was a bus driver for 27 years with Greencastle and South Putnam schools. She also owned Smith's New & Used Furniture for 28 years and worked at Mallory's, Allison's and IBM.
She had been a member of the Order of Eastern Star, Greencastle.
Survivors include her daughters, Linda Jo (Brian) Christy of Greencastle and Cathy Ruth (Ben) Fulton of Bloomington; and five grandchildren, Jesse, Kenda, Megan, Nate, and Quinci.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Becky; four sisters, Ruth Cline, Hazel Spaulding, Madonna Slavens and Norma Jean Walton; and five brothers, Carl, Harold, Cecil, Lloyd and Glenn Slavens.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday at the Bittles and Hurt Funeral Home with the Revs. Frank Smith and Stanley Nicol officiating. Burial will follow at the Forest Hill Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society 5635 W. 96th Ste 100 Indianapolis, IN, 46278 or the Humane Society of Putnam County P.O. Box 444 Greencastle, IN, 46135.
Condolences may be shared with the family in care of www.bittlesandhurt.com.