Dotty Colman, 94, of Ingleside, went home to be with the Lord July 1, 2020, at Hillcrest Retirement Village in Round Lake Beach. She was born May 18, 1926, in Manchester, New Hampshire to the late Raymond Lee and Edith Mae (Holland) Rogers.
In her youth, Dotty was an avid swimmer, diver and gymnast. She also loved the English language and had a knack for home-spun, heart-felt poetry. She was a believer in Jesus Christ and gifted soprano, singing in local gospel teams and in her home church. Later in life, she made several solo trips to her missionary son and family in Burkina Faso, West Africa. She was always a good neighbor and loved and prayed daily for her family; she also had a life-long love for cats who were always free to share her bed or favorite chair.
Dotty is survived by her loving family, her son and daughter-in-law, Rev. Dr. Peter and Judith Colman; 4 grandchildren, Jonathan (Mollie) Colman, Daniel (Anne) Colman, Deborah (Brett) Colman-Lyon, and Esther (Steve) Emmons; 17 great grandchildren, Isaiah Colman, Josiah Colman, Asa Colman, Levi Colman, Paisley Colman, Benjamin Colman, Johannah Colman, Gabriel Colman, Colman Selvig, Geneva Selvig, Jedidiah Lyon, Edwin Lyon, Joel Emmons, Jemmalynn Emmons, Bella Emmons, Mason Emmons, and Jonathan Emmons; and 4 nephews, David (Carol) Rogers, Donald (Judy) Rogers, Jay (Darlene) Rogers, and James Dickey. In addition to her parents, Dotty was preceded in death by her 2 brothers, James (the late Joyce) Rogers and Raymond (the late Phyllis) Rogers; and 1 sister, Shirley Dickey. Interment will take place in North Weare Cemetery in Weare, New Hampshire. Arrangements entrusted to Sambrano Funeral & Cremation, Gurnee. Please sign the guestbook at LauraSambranoFunerals.com; 847-571-7719.
Thank you, Lord, for rainy days,
For which we surely pray,
Thank you for each sunny morn-
We wake up to at dawn…
Flowers will grow side by side,
For many, they will give great pride.
Their lovely looks bring many smiles.
The care folks took is worth their while.
We plant and water;
God gives the increase.
His everlasting love will never cease.
Each passing day he gives us peace
When to Christ our burdens we released.
His tender love and care will shine.
Each day His grace will be sublime.
So, place your life within His care,
For only then, the living Christ they may share.
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