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Dorothy Roe

Dorothy Roe

Name: Dorothy Ann Roe

Age: 88

Hometown: Pigeon, MI

Funeral Date: March 20, 2019

Date of Birth: May 13, 1930

Date of Passing: March 12, 2019

Funeral Home: Champagne Funeral Chapel

Funeral Information

Funeral services for Dorothy Roe will be 11:00am Wednesday, March 20th at the Community of Christ Church in Bay Port, MI with Elder Kathy Swartzendruber officiating. Burial will follow at the New Bay Port Cemetery. Visitation will be 2:00pm to 8:00pm Tuesday at the Champagne Funeral Chapel in Pigeon and one hour prior to services Wednesday in church. Memorials may be made to: Community of Christ Church Memorial Fund, Bay Port, Michigan & Pigeon District Library Memorial Fund. Condolences may be shared at

Family of the Deceased

She is survived by three children: William Charles Roe (Vicki Howard) of Asheville, North Carolina; Debra Lynn Rathbun of Mission, Texas; and David Allen (Nancy) Roe of Caro, MI. Eight grandchildren: Jennifer Roe, Benjamin Kohl Roe, Chelsea Ann Roe, Tracy Lee (David) Schulz, Brandy June (Bill) Hoch, Dayna Marie Roe, Alexis Nicole (Kyle) Cook and Erica Michelle Roe; Step-grandchildren : Ashley Brook Coates, Benjamin Michael McFarland, Lucas Dean (Noelle) McFarland and Hannah Jean McFarland. Five great-grandchildren Hadley Roe Hoch, Edyn Rose Hoch, Baley Leigh McFarland, Jaxson Robert McFarland and Raven Christine McFarland. She was preceded in death by her husband Bill on June 1, 2013, to whom she had been married 62 years; her brothers Roland Kohl, Floyd Kohl, Bob Kohl, Kenneth Kohl, Henry (Heine) Kohl and Walt Kohl; her sisters Goldie Haag, Vera Deering, Stella Arthur, Helen Warner, Florence Haag and son-in-law Spencer Rathbun. Her family would especially like to thank those neighbors and friends for assisting with taking such great care of Dorothy. The selfless love you all provided her is a true testament to a wonderful community and exceptional friendship and dedication. Your commitment to her allowed her to live out her dream of remaining in her home, a place she lived in and loved for over 63 years.


Dorothy Ann Roe, 88, of Pigeon, MI passed away unexpectedly yet peacefully on Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at her home with her family by her side. Born May 13, 1930 in Pigeon, MI she was the daughter of the late Henry and Fannie Kohl of Bay Port, MI. She attended the Quarry Country School and graduated from Pigeon High School Class of 1949. On September 1, 1950 she was united in marriage to Bill Roe in Bay Port. Dorothy was a loving wife and mother. She was an avid reader and in the past 5 years alone had read over 500 books. She loved working with people and sharing the herbal remedies through Nature's Sunshine. Her greatest joy was visiting with family and friends, sharing her past experiences and always adding a bit of humor. Dorothy was a life long member of the Community of Christ Church in Bay Port and was also a member of their women's group.

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