Doretta E. Seese

May 11, 1924 ‒ July 12, 2016

Dover, Ohio

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


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  • sorry to hear about your mothers passing. i know she went to a better place and you’ll miss her. sorry i can’t make the funeral but i’ll be there in spirit. all my love to all of you.


    • Ron,
      Thank you! Mom went peaceably at about 10:15 am. She was ready to go and really wanted to go home and see the Lord and her parents. She is home now and her mind is back. She had alzheimer’s. Was so sorry about Ben. Told mom and she knew who he was.

  • Dear Judy,
    I substituted at Richland Pregnancy Services today and learned about your
    mother’s death. My mother died four years ago at age 89. I am sure you will
    miss her and pray you will be comforted by the promises of our Lord and your
    beautiful memories. Shirley Davidson

  • Granny was a wonderful woman. We had so much fun with her. She will b remembered by all as a fun little lady. Rip granny.

  • I saw your mom’s obituary in the paper and wanted to send my deepest sympathy for your loss. It is so hard to believe I lost track of all of you, but there is no one left in the family to talk to. I would have tried to make calling hours tomorrow, but I have previous plans which I can not break. Keep all the good memories, they’ll be worth it.

    • Thanks Nancy, We haven’t seen you for a long- long time. Do you still live in P.H.?
      Thanks again

  • We ate so sorry to read about your Mom’s passing. We are sending our hugs your way. Love you.

  • We are so sorry to read about your Mom’s passing. We are sending our hugs your way. Love you.