Dorothy James Lindemer

April 16, 1925 - Aug. 31, 2018

Dorothy James Lindemer, 93, died Friday evening at Garvey Manor Nursing Home, Hollidaysburg, surrounded by her loving family and closely attended by the Sisters and the wonderful staff at Garvey Manor, who treated her as their own family.

She was born in the Juniata section of Altoona, daughter of the late Isaac W. and Alverda K. (Shaner) Franell. She was married to Charles E. James on May 14, 1944, by Pastor Utts in Juniata. Charles preceded her in death on Oct. 26, 1967.

Surviving are two sons: Ronald B. James and wife, Linda, of Altoona, and Kenneth E. James and wife, Tonya, of Duncansville; two daughters: Barbara S. James of Jacksonville, Fla., and Marjorie A. Closson and husband, John, of Altoona; nine grandchildren: Amy, Eric, Becky, Michael, Sharlene, Janelle, Rob, Kevin and Cory; 11 great-grandchildren: Sara, Zach, Casey, Morgan, Makenzie, Marli, Ryan, Colin, Maya, Maria and Haley.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Edna I. Steward; and two grandchildren: Melissa J. Closson and Brett A. James.

Dorothy graduated in 1943 from Altoona High School and retired in 1985 from Mercy Hospital with 22 years of service. She had been a member of the Altoona Seventh Day Adventist Church since March 1950, serving as treasurer, children’s Sabbath school teacher, head of the community service department, Pathfinder leader and deaconess. Dorothy also was a member of the United Trainman’s Union Auxiliary and American Association of Retired Persons. She bowled on the Tuesday night inner city bowling league at Pleasant Valley Recreation Center, Altoona.

Dorothy lived her life to the fullest. She enjoyed being outdoors: hiking, swimming and watching the clouds change shapes while relaxing outdoors, or just walking. In her later years, she would exercise three days a week with the Silver Sneakers group at The Summit Tennis & Athletic Club, Altoona. She especially loved being with her family and traveling. She would relax by crocheting, sewing and mostly by knitting her famous dish cloths that she handed out to everyone she knew. She was an avid reader and read her Bible cover to cover several times.

Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018, and from 10 to the 11 a.m. funeral service Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018, at Mauk & Yates Funeral Home Inc., Juniata, with Pastor Bob Snider, officiating. Interment will be at Logan Valley Cemetery, Bellwood.

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