Dollie Orr

August 28th, 1918 to February 23rd, 2010

Dollie Mae Orr, 91, died Tuesday, February 23, 2010 at St. Joseph-Mercy Hospital after confronting and accepting her illnesses and fighting them courageously.

She was born August 28, 1918 in Alabama, the oldest of eleven children. She has livedin Michigan the past 57 years. She married James Lester Orr on August 10, 1939 in Danville, Alabama. He died October 7, 1989.

Dollie was a member of St. Christopher Catholic Church. She enjoyed cooking, baking, gardening, knitting and loud music. She especially enjoyed spending time with her family.

She is survived by her children, James (Cathy) Orr, Annzonetta (Donald) Gaither, Celia Durst ( the late James Durst ), Regina (Gary) Mitchell and Mayor Gary (Donna) Orr; 15 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.

Funeral Mass will be 1:30 p.m. Thursday at St. Christopher Church. The Rev. Arthur Baronowski will officiate. Burial will follow in Riverlawn Cemetery. Her grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

Visiting hours are 2-9 p.m. Wednesday at Karrer-Simpson Funeral Home and from 12:30 until the service time Thursday at church. A scripture service will be recited at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Memorials may be made to St. Christopher Catholic Church.

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