Obituary: Dorothy Edson Stidham


Dorothy Edson Stidham, 93, of Westfield, formerly of Carmel, went home to be with Jesus on May 27. She was born on May 5, 1924.

Dorothy was an avid and accomplished bowler. For 19 years, she was a class manager and participant in her daughter’s Jazzercise business in Westfield. She was an active member of Carmel Christian Church for more than 50 years.

In addition to her parents, Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband of more than 63 years, Bill Stidham; son, Bruce Stidham; two sisters and a brother.

Survivors include her son, Brian (Jody) Stidham, and daughter, Susan (Todd) Dobbs; granddaughter, Heather (B.J) Garcia; grandsons, Jacob and Levi Stidham and William Dobbs; and great-grandson, Brody Garcia.

Family and friends will gather at 10 a.m. June 1, 2017 at Carmel Christian Church. The funeral service will begin at noon.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in memory of Dorothy be given to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

The Stidham family wishes to express their appreciation to the staff at Wellbrooke of Westfield for the loving care given to Dorothy.

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