Dorothy Boyersmith

Dorothy (Krause) Boyersmith, 76, of Niles, passed away unexpectedly Saturday, April 12, 2014 at her home.

 A Celebration of Life Service will be held 11:00 A.M. Thursday, April 17, 2014 at Starks & Menchinger Chapel and Cremation Services, 2650 Niles Rd., St. Joseph. Burial to follow at North Shore Memory Gardens in Coloma.  Friends may visit from 5:00 P.M. until 7 P.M., Wednesday, April 16 at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of your choice. Those wishing to share a memory of Dorothy online may do so at

 Dorothy was born January 15, 1938 in Benton Harbor, MI to Otto & Jessie (Witt) Krause. She was a 1956 graduate of Benton Harbor High School. On December 31, 1957 she wed her high school sweetheart Herbert J. Boyersmith in St. Joseph. They lived in St. Joseph until 1980, then returning in 2008 after living in California for almost 28 years. Dorothy worked as a clerk at Ben Franklin and then a Teller at ICB Bank. She eventually kept a busy schedule caring for her family and home. In her spare time she enjoyed crafts such as embroidery, watercolors, and making cards. Dorothy liked doing puzzles, playing games and playing cards with her family and friends. She loved her home, and watching the animals and birds in the backyard. Dorothy always appreciated the beautiful things in the world. She was dearly loved by her family and friends and will be remembered for being kind, loving and friendly to everyone she met.

 Dorothy is survived by her loving husband of 56 years Herb Boyersmith of Niles; daughter Debbie Boyersmith of St. Joseph; sons Joseph Boyersmith of Buchanan and Jeff Boyersmith of Niles; sisters Mary (Jeff) Boyersmith of Springfield OR and Jean Hamilton of Eaton Rapids, MI; brother Bill (Linda) Krause of Edmore, MI and her two furry grandchildren Tiger & Sweetie.

 She was preceded in death by her parents.