With profound sadness, we announce the passing of Dorothy Ann Heinlein on Wednesday, June 20, 2012. After a long and courageous battle with Pulmonary Fibrosis, Dorothy (fondly known as Dot) passed peacefully with her daughter, Debbie, and son, Larry, by her side. Dorothy was born in Hopkinsville, Ky., on Nov. 14, 1938, to Baker and Evelyn Gee. She graduated from Indiana Academy in 1957. Dorothy married Clarence Heinlein on June 1, 1958, in South Bend, Ind., and later that year, moved to Los Angeles, Calif., where Debbie, Larry and Brian were born. They moved to Ohio in 1964, where Cheryl was born, and then, in 1970, to Orlando, Fla. Dorothy's greatest joy was being a mother to her four children and working in the
garden. After her children were older, she went back to school and received her nursing degree in 1974, and her ultrasound certification in 1982. In 1998, Dorothy moved to Plymouth, Ind., to be next to her mother, Evelyn Turnage. She enjoyed helping her mother in her garden and sitting in her backyard swing, enjoying the company of her mother, sisters and brothers. In 2002, and again in November 2010, she moved to Keene to be next to her daughter, Debbie. Dorothy is survived by her children, Debbie, Larry, Brian and Cheryl (Brandy); her son-in-law, Jerry and grandchildren, Ashley and Calvin Howard; her daughter-in-law, Michelle and granddaughter, Alana Heinlein. She is also survived by her siblings, Beatrice Tompkins, Martha Hall, Melvin Gee, Ray Humphries, and Ernie Turnage, and their families; as well as the family of her late brother, Baker Gee. A memorial service was held at the Keene Seventh-day Adventist church on June 24, 2012. A second memorial service was held at the Plymouth, Ind. Seventh-day Adventist church at 6 p.m. June 27, 2012. Dorothy was laid to rest beside her mother at Fair Cemetery in Lincoln, Ind.