Dolores P Dodes

April 7, 1919May 19, 2013

Dolores Dodes, 94, of Homer, formerly of Albion, passed away Sunday, May 19, 2013 at Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo. She was born April 7, 1919 in Eckford Township, Michigan, the daughter of William and Ruby (Bailey) Pell. On May 4, 1940 in Concord, Dolores was united in marriage to Maurice Dale Dodes who preceded her in death January 13, 1996.

She was a lifelong resident of the area, was a homemaker most of her life, and was a caregiver to many people. She and her husband delivered newspapers receiving multiple “Carrier of the Year” awards. She was a member of Caring Community Church, enjoyed sewing, playing the hammered dulcimer and enjoyed reading.

Dolores is survived by four grandchildren, Natalie (Michael Coy) Kimber of Homer, Lorrie (Lloyd) Mosher of Homer, Scott (Debbie) Dodes of Portage and Ross (Bunny) Dodes of Covington, TN; 10 great grandchildren, Brittany, Bryan and Tyler Mosher, Morgan and Garrett Kimber, Gage and Sydney Coy, Dale Jackson Dodes, and Josh and Ryan Powers; daughter-in-law, Sandra (Cecil) McClelland of Homer; sister-in-law, Louise Wenzig of Iowa; special friends, Bob and Audrey Ackley, Pat Konkol and Diana MacGregor. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a son, Ronald, two brothers, Keith and Allen, and a sister, Norma Beasley.

Family will receive friends Wednesday 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at J. Kevin Tidd Funeral Home, 811 Finley Drive, Albion, Michigan 49224. Services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at Caring Community Church, Albion. Interment will follow at Albion Memory Gardens.

Memorial contributions may be directed to Caring Community Church.


  • Funeral Service Thursday, May 23, 2013

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David and Jewell Burkwalt

May 23, 2013

Natalie and the Dodes family,
We are sending prayers to all who knew and loved Delores, She was a wonderful lady. May the family find comfort in precious memories.

Terry Girard

May 23, 2013

Sorry for your loss. friends of the family for years. rest in peace. prayers for the dodes family

T Warne

May 23, 2013

Rest in Peace

Darlene Robinson

May 22, 2013

My deepest sympathy to Grandma DD's family. She will be missed. Until we meet again...
Darlene (Densmore) Robinson
Saginaw, Michigan

Par wollet

May 21, 2013

Loving memories .

From music friendship

Anne Clark

May 21, 2013

Dolores was a member of our Tuesday morning exercise program at Barneyville for a long time. We loved seeing her smiling face and hearing her stories. Prayers are being sent to the family. God Be With You! Anne Clark, Senior Health Partners.