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Dorothy Jean Gudeman | Magazine review

Dorothy (Dottie) Jean Gudeman, 93, of Greenwood, died peacefully with her family by her side on November 8, 2021.

Dottie was born on May 26, 1928 in Cissna Park, Illinois. She was the daughter of the late Carl and Erna Barth. Dottie taught in elementary school after graduating from Illinois State Teachers College in Bloomington, Illinois. On June 5, 1949, she married Edward Gudeman of East Lynn, Illinois, and they were happily married for 61 years.

After farming in Benton County Indiana for over 11 years, Ed and Dottie moved their five children to Frankfurt and then Crawfordsville for seven years. While in Crawfordsville, Dottie “Initally …” owned a monogram and engraving gift shop that included a catalog service.

Dottie and Ed retired to Bloomington, Indiana, where their five children had studied, as lifelong Indiana University fans and supporters. In Bloomington, Dottie and Ed enjoyed attending sporting events, concerts, and serving in the First United Methodist Church.

Dottie was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. They particularly enjoyed observing and appreciating the activities and achievements of their children and grandchildren. Dottie also enjoyed cooking, watching sports, especially IU basketball, and playing quick, competitive Euchre games. Dottie loved keeping in touch with family and friends her entire life by writing letters and mailing cards.

Dottie precedes her husband Ed in death.

She leaves behind her five children, Dr. Steve Gudeman from Lake Wylie, South Carolina, Beth Gudeman from Lexington, Kentucky, Lynn Foster from John’s Creek, Georgia, Lori (Eugene Mszar) Gudeman from Manassas, Virginia and Dr. Scott (Nancy.). ) Gudeman of Greenwood; 16 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Dottie is also survived by sister Betty Moderhack from Austin, Texas and sister-in-law Harlean Barth from Chicago.

It was also preceded by brother Edward Barth and granddaughter Abigail Gudeman in death.

Dottie’s family would like to thank their friend Diann Munn, Dr. Todd Dudley, Brookdale Hospice, and the staff at Independence Village in Greenwood would like to express their sincere thanks for their nearly five years of care and support for Dottie during her stay.

A private memorial ceremony is planned.

Commemorative donations may be made to the Webb Foundation for the Music Program at First United Methodist Church, 219 E. Fourth St., Bloomington, IN 47408.

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