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Dorothy Poynter

Obituary for Dorothy Poynter

February 25, 1930 - March 29, 2017
Greenwood, Indiana | Age 87


Dorothy Cole Poynter, age 87, passed away on Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at Indiana Masonic Home in Franklin.
Dorothy was born on February 25, 1930 in Jackson, KY to Samuel and Elizabeth (Barnett) Cole. On November 13, 1948, she married the love of her life, Charles Poynter. He preceded her in death in 2007. Dorothy retired from Noble Center Industries after working as a bus driver for over 30 years. She was a long time active member of Greenwood Presbyterian Church and a member of The Eastern Star-Greenwood Chapter. Dorothy enjoyed playing bridge and loved spending time with her daughters and family. She will be dearly missed by her family and friends.
Survivors include her two daughters, Charlene Lutz (Robert) of Indianapolis and Elizabeth Higginbotham (David) of Greenwood; one son-in-law, Don Carnahan; two sisters, Bertie Myers of Greenwood and Mary Salyers of New Marion, IN; five grandchildren; Christopher Carnahan (Heidi), Brian Lutz, Benjamin Higginbotham (Gina), Allyson Boomsma (Joel) and Bradley Lutz (Tiffany); and eight great-grandchildren. Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband, parents, a daughter, Joyce Carnahan, seven brothers, Pryce, Seldon, Edwin, Everett, Clarence, Raymond and Dorsey.
A funeral service for Dorothy will be held on Monday, April 3, 2017 at 12:00 noon at Wilson and St. Pierre Funeral Service and Crematory, Greenwood, IN 46142. A visitation will be held at the funeral home from 10:00 am until the time of service. Janelda Barnett will officiate. Entombment will take place at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens Cemetery in Greenwood.

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