The Herald, Sharon, Pa.

August 2, 2013

Dorothy Florence Reefer

South Py church member was homemaker, bowler


---- — Dorothy Florence Reefer, 671 Spruce Ave., Sharon, passed away at 8:17 p.m. Thursday (8-1-13) in UPMC Horizon, Farrell, after complications from a stroke. She was 85.

She was born Nov. 28, 1927, in Wilkinsburg, Pa., a daughter of Gourley James and Florence A. McGregor McLaughlin.

Dorothy was a graduate of Kitanning High School.

In her earlier years, Dorothy loved to sew.

She had bowled in the Thursday Night Mixed League at Thornton Hall Lanes, Sharon.

Dorothy was a member of South Pymatuning (Township) Community Church.

She enjoyed being a homemaker and spending time with her family.

On Dec. 17, 1949, she married Raymond Blair Reefer. He died Feb. 14, 1996.

Survivng are: a daughter, Joyce E. Reefer, Sharon; a son, James B. Reefer and his wife, Janet, Sharpsville, two granddaughters, Courtney and Nicole Reefer; and a grandson, Brady Reefer.

Also surviving are a sister, Jean Boyer of Erie; several nieces and nephews; and her pet cat, Goofy.

Besides her husband and her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Anna Mary Troutman; an infant brother; and her cat, Whacky.

Donations in her memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s Referral and Assistance Network, 4214 Market St., Youngstown, OH 44512, or a charity of the donor’s choice.


Dorothy Florence, 85, of 671 Spruce Ave., Sharon.

Calling hours: 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday (8-4-13) in HAROLD W. STEVENSON FUNERAL HOME, 264 E. State St., Sharon. Condolences to the family may be expressed by visiting

Service: Funeral service at 11 a.m. Monday (8-5-13) in the funeral home with the Rev. David Searle, pastor of South Pymatuning Community Church, and Pastor Paul Greggs of IHS Gospel Ministries, Hermitage, co-officiating.

Burial: Riverside Cemetery, Sharpsville.