Elma Rebecca Harvey Dotterer Submitted by: Tim Dotterer
Elma Rebecca Harvey Dotterer was born May 21, 1912 in Cherokee to Isaac and Lucinda Harvey and died April 8, 1988 in Enid.
She was married to Joseph Dotterer and was a homemaker and a loving mother who took care of her children very well. She stayed very active in the community participating in several clubs. Elma and Joe took care of their farm in the Cherokee Oklahoma area.
She was a faithful member of the Friends Church of Cherokee.
They were the proud parents of 7 children: Glen Edward Dotterer, Billy Joe Dotterer , Donald Gene Dotterer, Ruth Ann Dotterer, Delmer Lee Dotterer, Charles Leroy Dotterer and Deloris Ellen (Dotterer) Barrett.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Joseph in 1979 and daughter Ruth Ann in 1936.
She is survived by her sons Glen Edward, Billy Joe, Donald Gene, Delmer Lee and Charles Leroy, and her daughter Deloris Ellen.
Joseph J. Dotterer © Cherokee Messenger & Republican 12-12/13-1979 Submitted by: Jo Aguirre
© Tim Dotterer
Joseph J. Dotterer, 68, died Wednesday in an Enid hospital. He was born Jan. 12, 1911, near Driftwood and grew up in that area, graduating from Driftwood High School.
He attended Wichita Universtiy. Dotterer and Elma Harvey were married April 2, 1932 in Wellington, Kan. They lived in the Driftwood community for several years before moving to Cherokee.
He was a farmer and was employed at the Farmers Co-op for several years. At the time of his death, he was engaged in farming and ranching.
Dotterer was a member of the Cherokee Oddfellow Lodge No. 219.
He is survived by his wife, Elma of the home; five sons, Bill, Don and Delmer, all of Cherokee, Charles, Oklahoma City, and Glenn, Frederick; a daughter, Mrs. Jerry (Delores) Barrett, Cherokee; six brothers, John, Portland, Ore., Frank, Salt Lake City, Utah, Albert, Wichita, Kan., Paul, Derby, Kan., Earl, Woodward, and Ernest, Denver, Colo; three sisters, Mrs. Alberty (Priscilla) Brune, Cherokee, Mrs. Arnold (Frances) Garman, Kiowa, Kan., and Mrs. Addie SMall, Wichita; 20 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a daughter and two brothers.
Funeral services for Dotterer were at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Cherokee Friends Church with the Rev. C.M. Wilson officiating. The casket was not opened after the service. Burial was in the Cherokee Municipal Cemetery.
Goodwin Funeral Home, Cherokee, was in charge of arrangements.
Oddfellow services were conducted by IOOF lodge NO. 219.
A memorial fund has been established in the Alfalfa County Hospital in his memory. Contributions may be made through the funeral home.
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