Dorothy M. Keplinger
May 12, 1920 – December 26, 2019
Dorothy M. Keplinger, 99 of Fort Wayne and formerly of Huntington passed away on Thursday, December 26, 2019 at Signature Healthcare in Fort Wayne. Dorothy was a member of First Brethren Church in Huntington where she was very involved over the years, in her later years she attended New Hope United Brethren Church. Dorothy was a loving homemaker and babysat for many years. She loved to do crafts, crochet and was a very good cook.
Dorothy was born on May 12, 1920 in Huntington, the daughter of Glenn E. and Ella R. (Purdue) Deeds.
She was united in marriage to Leo E. Keplinger on September 26, 1937 in Marion, Indiana. Leo preceded her in death on February 13, 2005.
Survivors include a daughter: Ruth (James) Finton of Fort Wayne; a sister: Marjorie Brannon of Huntington; four grandchildren, thirteen great grandchildren and nine great-great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death a daughter: Helen Shaffer, four sisters: Helen Diesing, Ruth Keplinger, Betty Gregory, Miriam Bello and four brothers: Robert Deeds, Paul Deeds, Samuel David Deeds and James Deeds.
Visitation will be held on Monday, December 30, 2019 from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm at the Myers Funeral Home Huntington Chapel, 2901 Guilford Street, Huntington, Indiana.
Funeral service will be held on Monday, December 30, 2019 following visitation at 1:00 pm at the Myers Funeral Home Huntington Chapel.
Interment will be at the Gardens of Memory Cemetery in Huntington County.
Memorial donations can be made out to First Brethren Church or to New Hope United Brethren Church both in care of Myers Funeral Home, 2901 Guilford Street, Huntington, IN 46750.
- Ruth Finton, Daughter
- Marjorie Brannon, Sister
- Glenn E. Deeds (deceased), Father
- Ella R. Deeds (deceased), Mother
- Leo E. Keplinger (deceased), Husband
- Helen Shaffer (deceased), Daughter
- Helen Diesing (deceased), Sister
- Ruth Keplinger (deceased), Sister
- Betty Gregory (deceased), Sister
- Miriam Bello (deceased), Sister
- Robert Deeds (deceased), Brother
- Paul Deeds (deceased), Brother
- Samuel David Deeds (deceased), Brother
- James Deeds (deceased), Brother
- Four grandchildren, thirteen great grandchildren and nine great-great grandchildren
- First Brethren Church
- New Hope United Brethren Church
- Visitation Monday, December 30, 2019
- Funeral Service Monday, December 30, 2019
Dorothy M. Keplinger
Nancy (Smyser) Carender
December 31, 2019
Ruth, please accept my sympathy at the loss of your mother. Sending you extra prayers at this difficult time.
December 30, 2019
Ruth remember your mother as being a very sweet lady. So sorry for your loss. Becky Hummer Parker
December 28, 2019
I always enjoyed visiting uncle Leo and aunt Dorothy at their Waterworks Road home in Huntington. They had a beautiful home and Leo always had a handcrafted treasure to see. Their pastor Bischoff along with Leo and Dorothy's life testimonies had a big influence in leading my family to Jesus. I will be forever grateful and long to see them in heaven. I regret that I can't attend the services, but my thoughts and prayers are with the family.
December 27, 2019
It has been a great honor to care for Dorothy. She became a part of our Signature family by warming each of our hearts with her compassion towards others and staff. We will miss you so much!!!