Dorothy M. Straight

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Dorothy M. Straight

January 22, 1924 - December 01, 2018

Dorothy M. Straight Dorothy M. Straight, 94, of Millersburg, passed away Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018, at Premier at Susquehanna Village.
She was born Jan. 22, 1924, in Camden, N.J., a daughter of the late Roy B. and Elizabeth M. (Skillen) Collins. She was married to Howard H. Straight who preceded her in death.

In 1996, Dorothy retired from the ministry having served seven different churches for 40 years. She was ordained in 1955 by the Pilgrim Holiness Church Conference. She served in four of the Pilgrim Holiness Churches from 1952-1957 in Monticello, N.Y., and from 1957-1959 in Wells, N.Y. In 1960-1970, she served in Pittsfield, Mass., and in 1972-1977, she served in Muir, Pa. In 1977-1989 she served the Evangelical Holiness Church in Millmont. In 1989 she joined the God's Missionary Church Conference. She then served from 1989-1990 God's Missionary Church, White Haven. Then in 1991-1996 she served the Bible Holiness Church in Halifax. She attended the Emmanuel Wesleyan Church, Gratz. She was an avid learner, reader and writer always eager to learn something new every day. She also enjoyed, sewing and crocheting.

She is survived by four children, Dawn (Richard) Keister of Millmont, Lucille (Marvin) Melhorn of Halifax, Dean (Judy) Straight of Tower City and Kent (Dolly) Straight of Shamokin; nine grandchildren; four grandson-in-laws; two granddaughter-in-laws; 26 great-grandchildren; two great-grandson-in-laws; and three great-great-granddaughters.

She was preceded in death by five siblings, Wallace Collins, Marie Erhart, Bertha Collins, Helen Collins and Lulu Howell, and one daughter-in-law, Connie Straight.

A viewing will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday and from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday, followed by the funeral at noon, at Emmanuel Wesleyan Church, Gratz, Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

The Hoover-Boyer Funeral Homes Inc., Elizabethville, handled the arrangements.
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Published on December 4, 2018
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Orlow and Rhoda Webb
Dec 10, 2018
We were privileged to know Sister Straight and her family. She was a happy Christian, earnest in her service for the Master. She reared a nice family, too.
She was a great cook/ homemaker while
fulfilling her calling. We also enjoyed working with her in two revival meetings - in Pittsfield, MA, and Halifax, PA. May the
Lord keep all of the children encouraged
to meet their Mom in Heaven!
Dale and Marie Zechman and Family
Dec 05, 2018
Our Deepest Sympathy goes out to the family of the Dorothy Straight Family.Dorothy was A Wonderful Neighbor and Christian Woman She would always be their in time of need If you needed Prayer she would come and pray for you,Very Christian Woman She will be missed by all 🙏 Love and Prayers for all the Family