Dorothy E. Alvather

December 6, 1929June 9, 2011

Dorothy E. Alvather, 81, of Fort Wayne, passed away Thursday, June 9, 2011 at St. Vincent Hospice Home. She was born December 6, 1929 in Aboite, IN. She retired in 1992 after 20 years with Timbercrest Truck Stop and 11 years with Bell Cafe, Huntington. She was a member of Trier Ridge Community Church of God. She had a passion for cooking and baking. She is survived by her children, David (Cindy) Smith, of Nashville, TN, Mike (Leota) Smith, of Waynedale, Rebecca (Robert) Tapp, of Fort Wayne, Marla Alvather, of Indianapolis and Dennis Alvather, of Fort Wayne; twelve grandchildren; fourteen great grandchildren; brother, Donald J. Harter of Johnston, RI and sister-in-law, Bernadene Harter of Fort Wayne. She was preceded in death by her parents, Jessie H. and Amanda J. Harter and brother, Rogers E. Harter. Funeral Service is 2:00 pm Monday, June 13, 2011 at Klaehn, Fahl and Melton, Winchester Rd Chapel, 6424 Winchester Rd. with calling two hours prior. Rev. Ben Keckler officiating. Burial in Glenwood Cemetery, Roanoke. Preferred memorials to Trier Ridge Community Church or St Vincent Hospice.


  • Funeral Service Monday, June 13, 2011
  • Visitation Monday, June 13, 2011

Dorothy E. Alvather

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Carly Gossett

June 13, 2011

Even though our interactions were brief, she touched my life in a way I will remember in peace ~


June 12, 2011

Dear Alvather Family,
I am sorry for your loss. As the days and weeks go by, may you draw closer to God in prayer and allow Him to sustain you.- Psalm 55:22.

Robert Alvather

June 12, 2011

I love you so much Grandma. You were the most amazing person ive ever met in my life and I will always keep you in my Heart. Your gone but never forgotten.. Love you Grandma.

christopher daly

June 11, 2011

know that your mother has embarked on a new and glorious journey! also, know that there are those of us whom are here to support you in this difficult time. thinking of you, chris

Marla Alvather

June 11, 2011

I love you so much mama. This is not goodbye because you are with me every minute of every day and you always will be. You gave me so much over the years and I only hope I was able to give some of it back to you. Rest well. Your loving daughter, Marla