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Dorothy P. Witt (a.k.a. Granny) was born in Ashtabula on July 11, 1924. She was a woman full of laughter, kindness, generosity and a fierce love and devotion to her family and friends. Above all, she was passionate about telling people of the One who saved her and gave her new life: Jesus Christ. Not a day went by that Granny did not praise God for the gift of salvation that comes only through His Son. She went to be with her Savior on January 22, 2018.

Dorothy enjoyed finding people to help with her skills of budgeting and helped many people become debt free. She was the house mother for Seller's Baptist Home for Unwed Mothers in New Orleans, LA for 12 years before returning to Ohio to serve for over 30 years at Chardon Christian Fellowship. Dorothy loved to be busy, write poetry, play Scrabble, spend time with her family and friends, and encourage women in their lives. When she retired at 90 years old, she started writing devotionals to encourage others at She also had a rich prayer life. If you knew Granny you made it to her prayer list!

Dorothy leaves a beautiful legacy to all who knew her, but especially her family into whom she poured her time, heart and soul. She will be missed greatly by her kids Sherry and Wayne Sanders, Sherill Garfield, and Tom and Nancy Witt; grandkids Jenny and Adrian Gorton and Clay and Nikki Witt; fellow mothers in law Mary Sanders and Judy Gorton, sister Irma and family, and her great grandchildren: Hanna and fiance Christopher Staggs, Nathan, Leah and fiance Will Holbrook, Lydia, Marilla. As a family we rise up and call her blessed.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks for you to give to Getting God's Message, 9584 Kinsman Road, Novelty, Ohio 44072 to help spread the Gospel that Granny so deeply loved.

A celebration of Dorothy's life will be held Sunday, January 28 at 3:00 pm at Chardon Christian Fellowship, 401 South Hambden St., Chardon, OH., 44024

Private family inurnment will be held at Concord Twp. Cemetery at a later date.

Arrangements entrusted to the Brunner Sanden Deitrick Funeral Home & Cremation Center 8466 Mentor Ave., Mentor, OH 44060.

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