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Updated: 08/02/2014 08:00:02AM

Dorothy Backhurst

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Dorothy (Bruning) Backhurst, age 98, of Pemberville, Ohio, passed away Monday, July 28, 2014, at Otterbein Portage Valley, Pemberville, Ohio.

She was born May 23, 1916, in Toledo, Ohio, to Ellsworth and Martha Armstrong. She married Wayne Bruning in 1937, and he preceded her in death in 1974.

For 35 years she wintered in Venice, Fla., at Country Club Estates. There she met and married Roland Backhurst in 1980.

She was an active participant in the activities and politics of the park and in the Venice area, where she was a member of First Church of Christ, Scientist.

Services: Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, Aug. 2, at 11 a.m. from Marsh Funeral Home, Luckey, Ohio. Interment will be in Lake Township Cemetery. Those wishing to express a word of encouragement or share a memory or photo may do so at:

Contributions: Memorial donations may be made to Otterbein Portage Valley or Christian Science Church, Maumee, Ohio.