December 9, 1942 - July 27, 2018
Dorothy Mae (Gimnich) Westfall of DeRidder, went home to her reward on July 27, 2018. Born in Ragley on December 9, 1942, she was one of 10 children of the late S.D. Gimnich and Mamie Agnes (Burnett) Gimnich. She lived in Ragley and Longville before moving to DeRidder 66 years ago. Dorothy was a long-time member of the First United Pentecostal Church of DeRidder where she actively served in church activities and programs. She also worked at the Mother Goose Nursery for many, many years, providing care for three generations of children. Dorothy loved spending time with her family, growing flowers and vegetables in her garden, and time with her beloved dogs and cats. Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Carl Westfall, in 2014, sister, Peggy (Gimnich) Brown in 1994, and sister, Betty Gimnich in 2009. She is survived by her four children: son, Anthony Carl “Tony” Westfall of DeRidder; son, Jonathan Andrew “Andy” Westfall and wife Becky of Prosperity SC; daughter, Dana Kay Westfall of DeRidder and son, Robert Carlton “Bobby” Westfall and wife Mary of DeRidder; eleven grandchildren and two great grandchildren. She is also survived by seven siblings: brother, Jerry L. Gimnich and wife Linda of Dallas, TX; sister, JoAnn Francis and husband Alvin of Lindale, TX; sister, Glenda Johnson and husband Harold Ray of DeRidder; brother, Sam Gimnich and wife Debbie of DeRidder; brother, Gary Gimnich and wife Carla of DeRidder; sister, Sherry Pfantz and husband Theron of DeRidder, and brother, Rev. Larry Gimnich and wife Carolyn of Cabot, Arkansas. Visitation will be on Sunday from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. in First United Pentecostal Church in DeRidder and will resume Monday from 8 a.m. – 11 a.m. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m., Monday, July 30, 2018 in the church; the Revs. Larry Gimnich, Eddie Caston, George Lee Glass and Kevin Reeves will officiate. Burial will follow at Hopewell Cemetery in DeRidder under the direction of Johnson & Brown Funeral Home of Iowa.
Dorothy Mae (Gimnich) Westfall of DeRidder, went home to her reward on July 27, 2018. Born in Ragley on December 9, 1942, she was one of 10 children of the late S.D. Gimnich and Mamie Agnes (Burnett) Gimnich. She lived in Ragley and Longville... View Obituary & Service Information
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