Dorothy Theresa Humphrey
Dorothy Theresa Humphrey, age 92, of Shelby, passed peacefully early Thursday morning, March 4, 2021 at the Arbors at Mifflin.
Dorothy was born on July 9, 1928 in Shelby to the late Urban and Matilda (Blancherd) Armbruster. She was a 1946 graduate of Shelby High School. During her working career, Dorothy held various jobs including Shelby Spring Hinge Company, Shelby Daily Globe, United Church Directories, and Queensway to Fashion. Dorothy was a natural caregiver, caring for her own children as well as babysitting many other neighborhood families. Dorothy was a member of Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic Church, where she was active in Altar and Rosary Society, sang in the church choir, and volunteered in the kitchen for many events. She was also a member of TOPS for over 40 years, serving as President, and eventually became a proud member of KOPS.
Dorothy thoroughly enjoyed crafting, making many Christmas trees and wreaths over the years. She loved crocheting and knitting, and also enjoyed sewing, having made many of her children’s clothes over the years. She loved going bowling with her family and friends and was an avid collector of Santa Clauses, at one point having well over 120 Santa Claus figurines.
Dorothy is survived by her children: Theresa (Dane) Breyman Stentz of Shelby, Robert (Jill) Humphrey of Shelby, Alice Bassett of Greenville, SC, and Lori (Vernon) Ramey of Mansfield; grandchildren: Tracey (Rodney) Binion, Chad (Dion) Stentz, Lauren Williams, BJ (Emily) Humphrey, Michael (Loren) Bassett, Evan Bassett, Trebor Shankle, Kelsey Shankle (fiancé Tim Grix); great grandchildren: Grant (Sarah) Binion, Ben Binion, Braelen Stentz, Keylee Williams, Kyler Williams, Lincoln Humphrey, Hudson Humphrey, Ellie Bassett, and Kaleesi Bassett; sister: Mary Dininger; sister-in-law: Marlene Armbruster; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends. In addition to her parents, Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband: Robert M. Humphrey on October 10, 1998; and her siblings: Clair, Regis, Jack, and Gene Armbruster, Marcella Ulmer, and Rose Trago.
Family and friends are welcome Sunday, March 7, 2021 from 2-4 pm at the Penwell Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby. Mass of Christian Burial will be held Monday, March 8, 2021 at 10:30 am at the Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic Church, 29 West Street, Shelby. Fr. Chris Mileski will celebrate and burial will follow in the church cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the church.
Appropriate ways to express sympathy to those unable to attend may be done by leaving an online condolence at www.PenwellTurner.com or by leaving a comment on Dorothy’s obituary on the funeral home’s Facebook page, Facebook.com/PenwellFuneral.