Dorothy G. Hessell, 95, a longtime Royal Oak resident, died Thursday, Sept. 20, 2007, at home. She was born July 5, 1912, in Lansing to the late Roy and Frieda Norton. Mrs. Hessell was a supporter of the Royal Oak Historical Society, a founder of an Alzheimer's support group for caregivers, and she loved square dancing. Mrs. Hessell was predeceased in 1986 by her husband, Edward Hessell, and a grandchild, Kevin. Surviving are her children, Elaine (Dean) Fisher and Lawrence (Blanche) Hessell; siblings, Margaret McKee and Royce (Gerry) Norton; grandchildren, Karey, Jeffrey, Nathan, Darlene, John, Cynthia and Donald; 24 great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren. Visitation, 2-8 p.m. today at Wm. Sullivan & Son Funeral Home, 705 W. 11 Mile Road, Royal Oak; further visitation Monday from 10:30 a.m. until the 11 a.m. service at the funeral home; burial, Oakview Cemetery, Royal Oak; memorials, Royal Oak Historical Society, 707 Girard Avenue, Royal Oak, MI 48073; www.sullivanfuneraldirectors.com.
Published in The Daily Tribune on Sept. 23, 2007.
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