Bristol — Dorothy J. Thwaits, 79 of Sarasota, Fla., passed away at Sprenger Healthcare Center, Mishawaka.
She married Donald Jones in 1952. He died in 1954. She then married John Nicholson in 1956 and later divorced. She married Bill Helm, who died in 1992, and then married Dale R. Thwaits Nov. 28, 1992.
Her husband Dale survives with her children, Karen (George) Bake, Osceola, Cindy (Carl) Gutzman, Vermillion, S.D., James (Amy) Nicholson, Monroe, Wis.; and a step-daughter, Karen (Jeff) Smaka, Bristol.
Visitation will be from 3 to 7 p.m. Monday at Stemm-Lawson-Peterson Funeral Home, Elkhart where services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday.
Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Thompson Cemetery, Hancock Co., Ohio.