Dorothy Hite


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October 24th

Dorothy Bay Hite died peacefully on October 22, 2016.  She was 92.  She was born on April 24, 1924 in Los Angeles, CA the only child of James & Onetia (Scott) Bay.  She spent her childhood in St. Louis, MO before moving to Fort Wayne.  There she met the love of her life W. DeFord “De” Hite.  They were married on November 11, 1943.  He preceded her in death on August 18, 2010.  Together they moved from just being summer residents to yearlong residents in 1971.  Dot loved life.  She enjoyed traveling, gardening, studying the Constellations, knitting, and playing euchre and bridge with her family and friends.  She was a true lifelong learner and worked very hard on passing this passion on to her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.  She especially loved water sports and snow skiing.  Dot and her late husband, De,  could be seen on Lake Wawasee water skiing, sailing, and going to the boat in church service at Oakwood Park.  Her family will miss her wonderful 4th of July celebrations and her Christmas cookies and candy served on a silver tray.  Dot was a member of Calvary United Methodist Church and Daughters of the American Revolution.  Dorothy B. Hite is survived by her two children – Jim (Susan) Hite, and Celeste (Bill) Cutter.  four grandchildren – Lyssa (Kevin) Buchler, Lindsay Cutter, Philip Hite, Bates (Aly) Hite.  Two great-grandchildren – Paige and William Buchler.  Friends may celebrate Dorothy’s life with her family on Friday, November 11, 2016 from noon until 2 at Eastlund Funeral Home.  A memorial service will be at 2 PM.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Wawasee Area Conservancy Foundation – PO Box 548 Syracuse, IN 46567, Center for Lakes and Streams-200 Seminary Dr. Winona Lake, IN 46590 or the Syracuse EMS 402 N Huntington St. Syracuse, IN 46567  Online condolences to: eastlundfuneralhome.com


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