Dorothy A. Foulk (Dea), age 82 of Colchester, went to meet her Lord and Savior Sunday March 15, 2020, at the Elms Nursing Home in Macomb. She was born March 27, 1937, in West Turin, New York, to Joseph and Frances Bator Nellenbach.
Surviving to mourn her passing are 2 Sons: Joseph (Linda Flaugh) Dillard, Rock Island, Larry (Michelle) Foulk Jr., Carthage, 2 Daughters: Sheri (Tom) Porter, Colchester, Tammy (William) Baer, Macomb, 8 Grandchildren: Robin (Sean) Eifert, Ryan Porter, Raymond (Kristina) Hayes, Dustin (Judy) Foulk, Miranda McCoy, Blaize Foulk, Kyle Herriman, David Miller, 15 Great Grandchildren, 3 Brothers: Tony (Elaine) Nellenbach, West Leyden, New York, Joe (Norma) Nellenbach, Constablebille, New York, Andy (Gloria) Nellenbach, Ava, New York, 1 Sister: Sandy (Daniel) McKay, Kansas City, Mo., 1 Sister In Law: Claudette Nellenbach, Hawkinsville, New York, and finally, Larry Foulk Sr. of Tennessee, who shared life with Dorothy for 21 years, along with many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Dea was preceded in death by her parents, 1 Daughter: Laurie Foulk, 2 Brothers: John and Frank Nellenbach, 2 Sisters: Francis Nellenbach, and Snookie (Francis) Nellenbach.
Dea worked at the Elms Nursing Home for over 23 years, retiring in 1993. Prior to that she was employed at the Colchester Nursing Center. She treasured the time that she spent working with her residents. Dea also enjoyed gardening, cooking, bowling, barbecuing, baking and cheering for the New York Yankees. She loved caring for her cats, and especially her bull dog, Pongo. Dea was a very hard working, strong woman who provided care for many people during the course of her life, especially her family. Dea had a special way of providing her brutally honest opinion, but she also liked to remind us not to “take any wooden nickels!” Dea loved life, but she loved her family most of all.
Private family graveside service will be at Mt. Auburn Cemetery in Colchester. Friends may sign the register book at the funeral home from 9:00 A.M. to 6:30 P.M. Friday. Memorial is to the Elms Nursing Home.
All guidance regarding the COVID-19 virus will be followed. Questions pertaining to the service may be directed to the funeral home. Condolences may be expressed to the family at jonesmortuaryfh.com .
Friends may sign the register book at the funeral home from 9:00 A.M. to 6:30 P.M. Friday
Private Family services will be held at Mt. Auburn Cemetery in Colchester
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