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Dorothy L. ‘Dottie’ Cleck

Dorothy L. “Dottie” Cleck, 96, formerly of Mifflintown, passed away Friday, Aug. 9, 2019, at Richfield Senior Living Center.

She was born July 16, 1923, in Oakland Mills. She is survived by: two daughters, Cynthia C. Smith, of Mifflintown and Emma C. Watkin and husband, Thomas, of McAlisterville; four grandchildren, Zachary Smith, Alyson Davis, Scott Watkin and Lydia Nace; six great-grandchildren; and one brother, W. Deen Lauver.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, Samuel E. Cleck, July 24, 2002; an infant son, Stephen William Cleck, Dec. 27, 1948; her mother, Mary (Seiler) Lauver; her father, William H. Lauver; her stepmother, Dorothy (Deen) Lauver; and one sister, Margaret Lauver.

She received a degree in secretarial science from Elizabethtown College and worked as a court stenographer and then as the executive secretary for the Juniata Valley Bank, from which she retired.

As a member of Messiah Lutheran Church, she was active in various organizations of the church, including WELCA and the Needlers. She was a volunteer at Lewistown Hospital and Juniata County Meals on Wheels.

Dorothy enjoyed reading, playing piano and organ, sewing, knitting, painting, doing crossword puzzles and playing Bridge.

Her memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019, at Messiah Lutheran Church, corner of Washington Avenue and South Third Street, Mifflintown, with Rev. Chris Mathiason officiating. A visitation will follow the service.

Interment in Hillside Cemetery, McAlisterville, will be private and at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are respectfully encouraged to the Messiah Lutheran Church Needlers, 3 S. Third St., Mifflintown, PA 17059.

Guss Funeral Home Inc., 20 S. Third St., Mifflintown, has care of the arrangements. Condolences may be left at www.gussfh.com.