Dorla L. Meehan
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Dorla L. Meehan

September 22, 1940 - August 28, 2012

Dorla L. Meehan

September 22, 1940 - August 28, 2012

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Obituary for Dorla L. Meehan

Dorla Lee Meehan Mrs. Dorla L. Meehan, age 71, of Nashville passed away Tuesday, August 28th, 2012 at McLaren-Greater Lansing Hospital. Dorla was born in Hillsdale, MI on September 22, 1940, the daughter of the late Ross and Alberta (Shifler) Spahr. She was raised in the Hillsdale area and attended local schools graduating from North Adams High School in 1958. She was married to Mr. Allan L. Myers and had three children from that union before the couple divorced. On July 5, 1969 she married Mr. Jerome Meehan and they were married for over 43 years. Dorla loved her family and took great pride in taking care of their needs. Over the years she rarely missed an opportunity to volunteer for her children's events, including Cub Scouts & Girl Scouts, Band Boosters and even attending band camp. Dorla enjoyed reading the Bible, bowling, playing cards, watching birds and doing crossword puzzles. She cherished her relationships with friends and family, and loved to socialize. On November 16, 1949 Dorla accepted Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior. On May 22, 1972 she rededicated her life to Christ. Every Sunday, along with her husband Jerome, the couple would watch Rev. Hagee on television together. Dorla is survived by her beloved husband Jerome, three daughters, Loretta (Mike) Zumbaugh, Monique (Jay) Scott, Jone (Keith) Metz, two sons Allan Meehan, Ross (Anne) Meehan, a sister, Sandy (Bill) Tait, three brothers, Norman (Glenna) Spahr, Robert "Bob" (Rose) Spahr, Michael “Mike” (Kim) Spahr. Also surviving are sisters in-law Mary Ann (Bert) Rigney, Ima Spahr, Joan Spahr, her grandchildren: Allan Jr. & Aaron, Erica, Leah, & Taylor, Jennifer & Chad, Keith, Jason, Nikki, Kaitlyn, Shilo, Ashton "Mack", Haylee, & Kyleigh, and Chantel & Jessica, and her great-grandchildren: Austin, Tucker, Cayden, Brelyn, Wade and Leannah. She was preceded in death by her brothers Lyle (Colleen), George, Richard “Dick” and Darwin "Stubby" Spahr. Funeral services will be held at the Daniels Funeral Home, Nashville, MI, at 3 PM on Tuesday, September 4th, with Pastor Nancy Bitterling officiating. The family will receive visitors Tuesday 10 AM - 3 PM at the Daniels Funeral Home in Nashville. Memorial contributions can be made to the Nashville United Methodist Church or charity of donor’s choice. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Daniels Funeral Home in Nashville.

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