Dorothy "Dot" M. (Hurst) Demerly, 84, of West Lafayette, died at 4:10 p.m. Sunday, September 26, 2010 at Cumberland Point in West Lafayette.
She was born on May 28, 1926 in Lafayette, Indiana to the late John and Flora Mae (Stark) Bair. She was a 1944 graduate of Delphi High School.
Her marriage was to William F. Hurst on April 25, 1947. They had five children together. On July 29, 1972 she married Francis Demerly and he survives.
She worked as a waitress for Holiday Inn for many years and retired from the Tippecanoe County Clerk's office. She attended St. Lawrence Catholic Church.
Along with her husband, she is survived by her four children, Diana Currie (husband: Richard) of Winter Haven, Fl., Rex Hurst of Lafayette, Trudie Kopf (husband: Steve) of West Lafayette, and Bonnie Brummett (husband: Rex) of Brookston; five stepchildren, Lynn Zachmanoglou (husband: Terry) of West Lafayette, John Demerly (wife: Nancy) of Wolcott, Tina Auch (husband: Matt) of Lebanon, Mark Demerly (partner: David Chalsie) of Indianapolis, and Eric Demerly (wife: Julie) of West Lafayette, and one sister, Mary Ellen Davidson (husband: Max) of Zephyrhills, Fl.
Also surviving are two sister-in-laws, Evelyn Bair of LaPorte, Helen Rooze of Lafayette, and two brother-in-laws, Harold Demerly and Ben Demerly, both of Lafayette, and several nieces and nephews.
Dorothy loved her family dearly, especially her 19 grandchildren, and 18 great-grandchildren.
On October 18, 1963 one of her twin daughters, Billie Jean, who was a twin of Bonnie's, passed away at age 4. Also preceding her in death is a sister Vera Baker, two brothers, John D. Bair and Jesse Bair, and a granddaughter, Cassie Walker.
Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Wednesday, September 29, 2010 at Hartzler-Clapper Funeral Home in Brookston. Funeral service there at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, September 30, 2010; Father David Buckles to officiate. Entombment will follow in Tippecanoe Memory Gardens in West Lafayette.
Memorial donations may be made to the Dorothy M. Demerly Memorial Fund to be given to several good and charitable causes on her behalf.
Born: May 28, 1926
Place of Birth: Lafayette, Indiana
Death: September 26, 2010
Place of Death: West Lafayette, Indiana
Occupation: Tippecanoe County Clerk's Office
Hobbies: Enjoyed working puzzles. Loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and their families.
Organizations: Attended St. Lawrence Catholic Church
Diana Currie (Richard), Daughter
Rex Hurst, Son
Trudie Kopf (Steve), Daughter
Bonnie Brummett (Rex), Daughter
Lynn Zachmanoglou (Terry), John Demerly (Nancy), Tina Auch (Matt), Mark Demerly (David) and Eric Demerly (Julie), Step-children
Mary Ellen Davidson (Max), Sister
Evelyn Bair and Helen Rooze, Sister-in-laws
Harold Demerly and Ben Demerly, Brother-in-laws
19 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren
John and Flora Mae (Stark) Blair, Parents
Billie Jean Hurst, Daughter
Vera Baker, Sister
John D. Blair, Brother
Jesse Blair, Brother
Cassie Walker, Granddaughter
Memorial donations may be made to:
Dorothy M. Demerly Memorial Fund
This memorial provided by:
Clapper Funeral Services