Dorothy L. (Boday) Folk

June 21, 1917 ~ October 1, 2018 (age 101)

Dorothy L. Folk, age 101, of Holgate, Ohio, passed away on Monday, October 1, 2018 at Vancrest Healthcare Center of Holgate.    
She was born on June 21, 1917 to John and Esther (Whetstone) Boday in Highland Township, Ohio.  On June 17, 1938 she married Lowell H. Folk, who preceded her in death on November 4, 1981.  
She was a member of St. Stephens Lutheran Church of rural Defiance. She was active in the Ladies Aid, Mission League, and Bible Study Group. Dorothy graduated from Highland Center School, and later lived on the property where the school was located. Dorothy worked in the cafeteria at Ayersville Local Schools for over 26 years, and retired as the manager in 1979.
Dorothy is survived by her son, John (Sandra) Folk of New Bavaria, son-in-law, Lee Chard of Angola, IN, 5 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, 4 step-grandchildren, 11 step-great-grandchildren, 2 great-great-grandsons, and 5 step-great-great-grandchildren.  
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Lowell Folk, daughters Betty Folk and Mary Lou Chard, brothers, Walter and Martin Boday,  sisters, Margarite Plummer, Pauline Hedrick, and Ruth Armstrong, and daughter-in-law, Delphine Folk.
Visitation will be held from 3-7 pm on Thursday, October 4, 2018 at Schaffer Funeral Home in Defiance, and for one hour prior to services at the church on Friday morning. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am on Friday, October 5, 2018 at St. Stephens Lutheran Church, with Rev. William Stottlemyer officiating. Burial will follow the service at St. Stephens Lutheran Cemetery.
Memorials are suggested to St. Stephens Lutheran Church, or The Ladies Aid. Online condolences can be given at

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