Dorothy Tanner, 93

Dorothy Jean  Friermood Tanner, 93, of Kokomo, passed at 1:35 p.m., Friday, April 13, 2018, at Aperion Care in Kokomo. 

She was born Oct. 7, 1924, in Wabash, to Arthur and Carrie (Cook) Hall.

Dorothy was a graduate of Wabash High School.  She married Robert Roger Friermood in Dyersburg, Tenn., on Sept. 2, 1944; he died Nov. 5, 1981.  She then married Lt. Cmdr Forrest Arthur Tanner in Scottsdale, Ariz., on July 10, 1990; he died Sept. 29, 2000.  Dorothy worked at EmmaLou's in Wabash 17 years.  She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, and P.E.O., both of Wabash.  She was an avid bowler and golfer, and enjoyed crafts and quilting.  Dorothy was a resident of Wabash until 1981, moving to Sun City, Ariz., then to Lafayette in 2014. 

She is survived by two daughters, Marcia S. (Scott) Friermood Chamberlain of Wabash, and Gloria Friermood Olsen of South Carolina, son-in-law Kendall Olsen of Salt Lake City, Utah; seven grandchildren, Amy (Travis) Spoede of Texas, Julie Baker of Tennessee, Angela Jo (Jim) Chamberlain Vincent of Peru, LaMont (Christine) Chamberlain of Urbana, Cindee Cox of Muncie, Kendall Ryan (Shelli) Olsen of Toole, Utah, and Jennifer (Dr. Riley) Olsen Stringham of Provo, Utah, 21 great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren, four step-children, and several step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren. 

She was also preceded in death by her parents, 2 daughters Carol Jean Friermood and Karen K. Friermood Kristopher, 11 brothers and sisters.

There will be no services, Arrangements by Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, Wabash.

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Posted on 2018 Apr 17