DOYLES MILLS - Dorothy Harriet Imes, 80, entered into the joy of her salvation and into the presence of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ at 3:05 a.m. Tuesday, March 25, 2014, at her home, having been justified by His marvelous grace according to the hope of eternal life.
Dorothy was born in Benfer, Snyder County, on March 16, 1934, to the late Homer and Mary (Benfer) Keister. On Dec. 24, 1953, she married Merle Imes, who preceded her in death on Aug. 24, 2010.
Dorothy was deeply loved and will be greatly missed. The heartache of her loss will be shared by: her children, Larry M. Imes, Carol M. Lyter and her husband, Tom, Mary C. Ennist and her husband, Mike, and W. Edward Imes, all of Mifflin; one sister-in-law, Fay Campbell and her husband, Tom, of Mifflin; three grandchildren, Ryan Ennist and his wife, Chrissy, of Drexel Hill, Jenna Imes, of Allentown, and Brook Ennist, of Marysville; and one stepgranddaughter, Michelle Holler and her husband, Travis, of Mifflin.
Dorothy was also looking forward to the arrival of her first great-grand- daughter in July.
She was also preceded in death by her sisters, Anna Reich Motter, Beatrice Snook and Geraldine Keister, who died in infancy.
Dorothy was a woman of great faith and a prayer warrior. She was an avid reader and loved to play Skip-bo. Dorothy loved to read her Bible everyday and had read through it many times. Dorothy shared her love of Christ with her family and lived her life according to the word of God.
A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 30, 2014, at Brown Funeral Homes Inc., 100 Bridge St., Mifflintown, with her two nephews, the Revs. Darvin Reich, and Timothy Reich, and the Rev. Dennis Thompson officiating. Interment will follow in the Old Church Hill Cemetery, Port Royal.
Viewing will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, March 29, 2014, at the funeral home.
The family will provide all funeral flowers and ask that memorial donations in Dorothy's memory be made to the Mifflin Juniata Area Agency on Aging, Home Delivered Meal Program, 249 W. Third St., Lewistown, PA 17044 or to Friends of Ohesson Manor, 276 Green Ave. Ext., Lewistown, PA 17044.
Online tributes and condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.brownfuneralhomesinc.com.