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Dorothy G. Sweet

July 8, 1935 — January 5, 2023

Dorothy G. Sweet


Dorothy Gilmer Sweet, 87, of Churchville passed away peacefully on Thursday, January 5, 2023, at Brookdale Staunton. She was born July 8, 1935, in Arbor Hill, in Augusta County, a daughter of the late Robert Wallace and Maude (Jordan) Gilmer.

She was a graduate of Churchville High School.

Dorothy was a homemaker who loved to work in her garden and care for a variety of flowers. She was especially gifted when working with ceramic figurines and also worked as a farmer until her retirement.

She is survived by her three sons; Donald R. Sweet and dear friend Kim Pulley of Staunton, James W. and Sherry Sweet of Keezletown, and Kenneth John and Robin Sweet of Winchester; six grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, and a number of nieces and nephews.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her former husband Robert L. Sweet, her two sisters Mary G. Byrd and Virginia G. Wigglesworth, and her daughter-in-law Donna K. Sweet.

Family and friends are invited to join us for services at Henry Funeral Home in Staunton on Tuesday, January 10, 2023. Visitation will begin at 2:00 PM with a memorial service at 3:00 PM. Burial will be private.

Pallbearers will be Aaron Sweet, Brandon Sweet, Jonathan Sweet, Eric Byrd, Jeff Fretwell, and Justin Hart. Honorary pallbearers will be Sharon Hart, Cierra Sweet, and other friends attending the service.

Sincere appreciation is extended to the staff at Brookdale who provided daily care for Dorothy. The family would like to extend additional gratitude for the special services that were provided by Gentiva Hospice.
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