Doretta E. Seese
May 11, 1924 ‒ July 12, 2016
DOVER: Doretta E. Seese, age 92, went home to be with the Lord, Tuesday, July 12, 2016 at Country Club Retirement Center in Dover, Ohio. She was born May 11, 1924 in Indianapolis, Indiana to Vernon G. and Eva V. (Males) Lefeber, but was reared by Eva and Willard A. Radcliff, whom she considered her parents.
She was married February 14, 1946 to Harold E. Tissot who died August 23, 1959. On March 2, 1968 she married Roy Seese who died January 5, 1997.
Doretta was a registered nurse, graduating from Toledo State Hospital of Nursing in 1945. She was a member of the U.S. Army Cadet Nursing Program established during and for World War II. Doretta helped establish the former Doctor’s Hospital Maternity Ward in Perry Heights, Ohio. She also worked at Massillon Hospital and Massillon State Hospital.
Doretta loved spending time with family, playing bingo, and finding the best deals at flea markets. She loved the ocean, especially Caribbean Cruises. She enjoyed dining at Bob Evans Restaurant. “Granny” as she was known by family and friends will be greatly missed.
She is survived by her children Peggy (Dean) Brown of New Philadelphia, Harold E. (Chris) Tissot Jr. of Plymouth, Massachusetts, Judy E. (Dave) Rummell of Mansfield and Carol (Evan) Davis of Lexington; grandchildren Jennifer Smith, Debbie (Paul) Stewart, Willard “Bill” (Leslie) Brown all of New Philadelphia, Robert (Jen) Heichel, and James Heichel both of Mansfield, Doug (Lorrie) Rummell of Uhrichsville, Nathan (Jenn) Tissot of Plymouth, Massachusetts, Sarah (Jon) Bilodeau of Florida, Evan (Suzanne) Davis II of Connecticut, Meghan (Andrew) Strader, Sean (Sara) Davis both of Columbus, Kristi (Brian) Towne of Maryland; 33 great grandchildren with three more due within 3 months; two great-great grandchildren; brother Rev. Vernon G. (Joanne) Lefeber of Michigan; numerous nieces, nephews and extended family.
Along with her parents she was preceded in death by two husbands, sister, one great grandson, and great-great grandson.
Her family will receive friends Saturday, July 16, 2016 from 3-4 pm in Brookwood Way Church of Christ, 248 North Brookwood Way, Mansfield, OH 44906, where her funeral service will begin at 4 pm. The Rev. Vernon Lefeber will officiate. Burial will be Sunday in Dudley Cemetery near Caldwell, Ohio.
The Marion Avenue Snyder Funeral Home is assisting her family with funeral services and online condolences to the family may be made by visiting:SnyderFuneralHomes.com
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