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Dolores 'Auntie Dee' M. Lockyer

Reflector • Updated Jan 6, 2020 at 5:02 PM

WILLARD — Dolores "Auntie Dee" M. Lockyer, 94, of Willard, passed away Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020, in St. Francis Home in Tiffin.

She was born May 18, 1925, in Greenfield Township.

Dolores graduated from North Fairfield High School. Following school, she had worked for the phone company in Norwalk and later worked for the original hospital in Norwalk. After her working career, she married her husband, Fred, and started their family. While raising their family, Dolores and Fred farmed together in the North Fairfield area. An avid Cleveland Indians fan, she loved being around her family, especially camping and traveling with her husband.

Dolores was a member of Steuben Church of the Master, where she was in the past part of the Women's Federated Circle and for many years church deaconess and church librarian. She was also known as the "Cookie Lady" for VBS.

Those left behind to cherish her memory are her daughter, Jan (Dale I.) Smith; grandson, Jeremiah (Alisha) Huffman; great-granddaughter, Claire Huffman; sister and brother-in-law, Fran (Malcolm) Smith; half-brother, Robert (Mary) Mitchell; and many extended family members.

In addition to her parents, Dolores was preceded in death by her husband, Fred H. Lockyer; son, Steve Lockyer; and her grandparents, who raised her as their own, Jennie and Fred Mitchell.

Friends and family may gather from 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 8, until funeral services at 11 a.m., at Church of The Master in Steuben, with the Rev. Dan Caudill officiating. Burial will follow in North Fairfield Cemetery in North Fairfield. I

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Heartland Hospice. Online condolences may be expressed to Dolores' family by visiting secorfuneralhomes.com.

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