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Dorothy Chorpenning

December 27, 2012
The Marietta Times

Dorothy Chorpenning, 99, of Marietta, passed away peacefully on Dec. 23, 2012.

She was born July 5, 1913, in Espy, Pa. to Ralph and Lucinda Sharretts. She was preceded in death by her husband, John, her parents, three siblings, and a daughter-in-law (Judy).

She was an active member for more than 20 years in The Marietta Photographic Society, which was founded by her late husband in 1950. She was a homemaker and enjoyed cooking, baking, and canning. She was member of Christ United Methodist Church since 1943, where she participated in their Women's Society. She enjoyed taking photography trips and spent many enjoyable times at their get-away cabin with family and close friends.

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"Your 99 1/2 years on this Earth were wonderful and you will be missed by your family, the many people of Marietta that you touched with your quiet grace and wonderful photographs" ... Allison Chorpenning Shaw.

"She was such a kind person. She introduced me to gardening. Dot gave me some of my first perennials (columbine) and indoor African violets. Two of my favorites to this day." ... Caroline Beidler.

"Great Aunt Dot was truly a lovely lady. We are all so blessed to have known such a special person like her." ... Julie Chorpenning-Arens.

"My heart is broken today."... Heather O'Brien Copley.

She is survived by two sons: Larry Chorpenning (Betsey) and J. Brent Chorpenning (Jeanette); two daughters, Cynda O'Brien (Phillip) and Lauralee Pellecchia (Anthony); seven grandchildren, four great-grandchildren; a brother and sister, and many nieces and nephews.

Services are to be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Christ United Methodist Church, 301 Wooster Street, Marietta 45750 or to Marietta Hospice, 450 Pike St., Marietta 45750.



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