Obituary for Dorothy Goldsmith
Dorothy Marie Knapp Goldsmith, 81, of Andrews passed away Thursday, August 3, 2017 in Andrews.
Family and friends will gather to celebrate her life at 10:00 AM Saturday, August 5, 2017 at McNett Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Donnie Rollie officiating. Arrangements are under the personal care of McNett Funeral Home in Andrews. Please celebrate the life of Dorothy by visiting www.mcnettfuneralhome.com.
Dorothy was born February 26, 1936 in Montcalm County, Michigan to Hazen and Luella Jones Knapp. She grew up in Amble, Michigan and attended Lakeview High School. She was a very hardworking woman and mother. She held many jobs during her lifetime, including a pickle dock worker, secretary, and Manager of the Howard Johnson Hotel in Virginia Beach. She moved to Andrews from Virginia Beach to be closer to her family. Dorothy also met her husband Bill Goldsmith in Andrews and they were married on October 8, 1985. She and Bill enjoyed attending the Eagles Club and Rebecca Lodge in Andrews. Dorothy enjoyed working on her rose bushes, putting puzzles together, and playing cards with her girls. Her family will always remember how she loved to learn and research different topics, especially the topics that dealt with health. She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband Bill in 1998, daughters Roberta Lennox in 2012 and Patricia Weaver in 2015, brothers Wayne and Dale Knapp, and sister Darlene Zylstra.
Dorothy is survived by her children; Lynn and Sarah Lennox of Amble, Michigan, Dotty Lou and Richard Carlberg of Andrews, Texas, James and June Liscombe of Cedar Springs, Michigan, and Dawn Joy Sellers of Gowen, Michigan, also three step-children, Berry Goldsmith, Brenda Sue Ortiz, and Cheryl Fox, one brother; Jim and Carol Knapp of Amble, Michigan, two sisters; MaryLynn and Johnny Johnson of Reed City, Michigan, and Merdith Lou and Donny Smith of Amble, Michigan, 15 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.