First Posted: 2/21/2007


DOROTHY G. "DOTTIE" FUHRMAN, 93, died at 1:15 a.m. Feb. 20, 2007, at her residence.

She was born March 27, 1913, in Green Springs to Frederick and Sarah Huber, who preceded her in death. On June 15, 1937, in Green Springs, she married Ernest Fuhrman, who died Aug. 9, 2000. They were high school sweethearts.

Mrs. Fuhrman had been a substitute teacher in the Lima city schools and had started teaching in a one-room schoolhouse near Green Springs. She had also managed a nursery with more than 100 children during World War II in Fort Wayne, Ind. She was a member of Market Street Presbyterian Church and attended Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church, Fort Lauderdale, Fla. She was a volunteer with Lima Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, where she served as president. She was a member of the Shawnee Country Club, the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Pompano Surf Club, Pompano Beach, Fla. She attended Bowling Green State University, where she was captain of the basketball team.

She grew up on a farm near Green Springs. She and her husband had also lived in Findlay and Fort Wayne, Ind., before moving to Lima, where they raised their sons and a niece. She enjoyed gardening, golfing and her grandchildren. She spent several winters in Pompano Beach, Fla.

Survivors include a son, Daniel (Marilyn) Fuhrman, of Lima; four grandchildren, Amy (Brendan Inscho) Fuhrman, Daniel Todd Fuhrman, Matthew Fuhrman and Hannah Fuhrman; and four stepgrandchildren, Blake, Kyle, Marcus and Carly St. Clair.

She was preceded in death by a son, Thomas Fuhrman; a niece, Vicki Sparling Carnes; four brothers, Alton, Harold, Earl and Dale Huber; and two sisters, Lois Level and Doris Sparling.

Services will begin at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Market Street Presbyterian Church. The Rev. John Zuercher will officiate. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery.

Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at Siferd Funeral Home and one hour prior to services Saturday in the Williamsburg Room of the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to Market Street Presbyterian Church.

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