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CANFIELD – A funeral service will be held on Monday, July 15, 2019, at 11 a.m. at the Zion Lutheran Church, for Dorothy Sarah Bokesch, 92, who died Thursday at Hampton Woods. 

Dorothy was born Oct. 24, 1926, in Youngstown, a daughter of Michael and Sarah (Theiss) Lindert. 

She was a graduate of South High School and was a devoted homemaker. 

Dorothy was a member of the Youngstown Saxon Club Branch 22.

She especially enjoyed knitting, crochet, needle point, ceramics, scrap booking, and various crafts. 

Her husband, Michael A. Bokesch, whom she married June 16, 1951, died Aug. 16, 2000.

Dorothy is survived by her daughter, Lynne E. Dutton of Canfield; her sons, Michael A. (Holly A.) Bokesch of Poland, and Gregory W. Bokesch (fiancé, Jennifer Vrabel) of Boardman; three grandchildren, Daniel D. (Courtney) Dutton Jr., Meghan E. Dutton, and Lauren N. (J.B.) House; three great-grandchildren, Celton Delos Dutton, Roman Leonard Dutton, and Lindley Sarah-Anne Dutton; and her two brothers-in-law, Richard Hendel of Youngstown and William Theis of Orlando, Fla. 

Dorothy was also preceded in death by her parents; her two sisters, Pauline Theis and Helene Hendel; her son, Gerald Paul Bokesch; and her daughter-in-law, Doris Bokesch.

Family and friends may call Sunday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Higgins-Reardon Funeral Homes, Boardman-Canfield Chapel and on Monday from 10 to 10:45 a.m. at the Zion Lutheran Church.

The family would like to thank the staff at Hampton Woods, especially Nicole, Abby, Angela, Courtney, and Camila, and the nurses at Crossroads Hospice, especially Gabby, Edie, and Kelly for their care and compassion given to Dorothy. 

In lieu of flowers, material tributes may take the form of donation to the Beatitude House and Crossroads Hospice. 

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Higgins-Reardon Funeral Homes, Boardman-Canfield Chapel, 3701 Starrs Centre Drive.

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