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Dorothy Marie Joseph (Wertz)

Marshallville — Dorothy Marie Joseph (Wertz), age 92, of Mineral Ridge, passed away peacefully in Marshallville, in the home where she raised her five children on, Wednesday, March 16, 2022.
Dorothy was born in Rittman, Ohio, on August 8, 1929, and moved to the family farm in Marshallville as a teenager. She graduated from Dalton High School in 1947. She married Richard Galehouse in 1947 had her five children, Sheryl Lynn (Stewart) Nunn, Debra Kay (Frank) Rowland, Kim Eric (Michele) Galehouse, Michelle Ann Scipioni, and Tim David (Debbie) Galehouse.
She married Michael Joseph in 1972 and moved with him to Mineral Ridge where he died in 2002. She remained there with only her dog Cinnamon until the beginning of this year.
She was totally devoted to her children and after her divorce worked two jobs to support them. She was strongly devoted to her Christian faith and read the Bible almost daily. She was the daughter of Oscar C. and Marie G. (Bachman) Wertz. She was the sister of seven brothers and a sister, all who preceded her in death. She had 15 grandchildren, 28 great grandchildren, and 9 great-great grandchildren.
Funeral arrangements will be with Auble Funeral Home. Calling hours will be on Saturday, March 19, 2022, at St. Michael’s Lutheran Church, 7404 Coal Bank Road, Marshallville, from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. With services at 4:00 pm on Saturday, at the church, with Rev. Ann Cammarn officiating. Burial will take place at the St. Michael’s Cemetery following the service.
The family wishes to express a heartfelt thank you to Mercy Hospice.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Michael’s Lutheran Church 7404 Coal Bank Road, Marshallville, OH 44645, or Mercy Development Foundation, Hospice Memorial, 1320 Mercy Drive, NW Canton, OH 44708.
Auble Funeral Home in Orrville is handling the arrangements. Online registry and expressions of condolence may be made at

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