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Dorothy "Dot" Elaine Perkey

July 8, 1928 — February 17, 2018

Dorothy Elaine Perkey, 89, of Benton Harbor, died Saturday morning, Feb. 17, 2018, at A Place Called Home in Dowagiac, following a long illness.

A memorial service will be scheduled for a later date. Allred Funeral Home is serving the family, and online messages may be left at Memorial donations may be made to Caring Circle Hospice.

Dot was born July 8, 1928, in Galien, the daughter of Henry and Mary (Rudell) Stark. She worked for many years as a bartender at Red Arrow Tap in Benton Heights, as well as answering phone for her son Terry’s A&A tree service business. Her leisure enjoyments included watching her son Randy and grandsons race their stock cars, playing bingo, and playing the slots once in a while. And she loved spending time with her grandkids and great-grandkids.

Dot is survived by her husband, Teddy Perkey, whom she married December 23, 1974; three sons: Ronald Pressler Sr., Randy Pressler, Terry Pressler; son-in-law, Bruce Stover; grandchildren: Michele Bowen, Tonia (Tim) Williams, Kristina (Corey) Burks, Kimberly (Doug) Boal, Ronald (Tamara) Pressler Jr.,
Ronica Pressler, Cory (Lisa) Pressler, Nickolis Pressler, CJ Pressler, Ahron Myatt Pressler; 22 great-grandkids; and two great-great-grandkids.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, David Pressler; son, Russell Pressler; daughter, Barbara Stover; parents, six brothers, and two sisters.

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