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DOROTHY M. OFFHAUS, ACTIVE IN COMMUNITY <br> FEB. 19, 1922 -- OCT. 26, 2004

Dorothy M. Offhaus of Marilla, an active member of the community and St. Nicodemus Lutheran Church, died Tuesday in Mercy Hospital after a brief illness. She was 82.

Born Dorothy Marie Dorshide in Marilla, she lived there nearly all her life.

She went to a one-room schoolhouse in Porterville and later attended East Aurora High School.

A housewife, she was a longtime member of the Porterville Home Bureau.

Mrs. Offhaus also was co-founder of Southeast Works, a work program for disabled people.

Her husband of 59 years, Kenneth, died in 2000.

Survivors include two daughters, Sally Hess and Patricia; a son, John; and a sister, Irene Offhaus, all of Marilla; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in St. Nicodemus Lutheran Church, Four Rod and Liberia roads, Marilla. Burial will be in Maple Rest Cemetery, Marilla.

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