July 15, 1912 - March 21, 2013
ELKHART - Dorothy V. Buckel, 100, of Elkhart, died Thursday, March 21, 2013.
The Kalamazoo, Mich., native was born July 15, 1912, to Carl W. and Elsie Smith.
A graduate of Elkhart High School and Elkhart College of Business, Dorothy worked as a legal secretary for a number of years before taking a job at Uniroyal, from which she retired.
Dorothy enjoyed her membership at the YMCA Senior Center.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Alfred R. Schamber; her second husband, Lawrence J. Buckel in 1967; and her son, Staff Sgt. Gordon P. Schamber, USAF in 1997.
Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Monday, March 25, 2013, at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, with Pastor Larry Sonnenberg officiating. Friends are asked to gather at Chapel Hill Funeral Home, 10776 McKinley Highway, beginning at 12:30 p.m. Monday.
Dorothy requested memorials be sent to Paralyzed Veterans of America, 801 18th St. NW, Washington, DC 20006. To sign the guestbook or to offer condolences visit www.chapelhillmemorial.com.