Dorothy Niswonger

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

RALEIGH, N.C. -- Dorothy A. Niswonger, 97, of Raleigh died Thursday, Dec. 3, 2009.

A memorial service was held Dec. 29 at Brown-Wynne Funeral Home in Raleigh.

Born in Missouri, she spent much of her adult life in Raleigh. She was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was a devout Christian and served in many capacities in the churches to which she belonged. She was a fun-loving person, loved by people of all ages.

She is survived by a son, Don Niswonger and his wife, Carol, of Naperville, Ill.; a daughter-in-law, Betty Niswonger of Raleigh; five grandchildren, Amy Osswald of Woodstock, Ill., Deb Caldwell of Raleigh, Mark Niswonger of Charleston, S.C., Becky Beech of Apex, N.C., Diane Edmundson of Wilson, N.C., their spouses; 12 great-grandchildren; a number of nieces, nephews and their families.

She was preceded in death by a son, Jerry Niswonger, and a grandson, Scott Niswonger.

The family would like to express thanks to those who gave loving care at Litchford Falls Healthcare and Rehab.

Memorial contributions may be made to the church or charity of your choice in memory of Mrs. Niswonger.