Dorothy Gooding, 83, from Three Rivers, passed away April 12, 2019, at Grace Healthcare. She was born in Cook County, IL on March 13, 1936, daughter of Casmer and Adele (Bebenowicz) Swiatkowski, Sr.
Dottie attended Three Rivers schools. She worked as an office assistant and on the custodial staff for Owens-Illinois for 30+ years, retiring in 2000.Dottie was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Three Rivers. She enjoyed taking care of her lawn and flowerbeds and watching and feeding the birds. Dottie was an avid cook and loved to watch cooking and home improvement shows.
Dottie is survived by her loving family, including daughter Rita Griffin, Edwardsburg and son David (Lucinda) Walter, Three Rivers; grandchildren Chad Harris, Amber (Trent) Babcock, Brooke (Andy Galbreth) Griffin, and Karla (Jonathan) Booko; great grandchildren Brendon Harris, Julia and Lincoln Babcock, Jack and Kyle Booko, and Dominick and Gianna Galbreth; step brother Kenneth (Patricia) Kratzer; sisters in law Patricia Swiatkowski and Carol Swiatkowski; and former husbands Frederick Walter and Carroll Gooding.
She was preceded in death by her parents and brothers Casmer, Jr. and Michael Swiatkowski.
According to her wishes, cremation has taken place. Interment services will be held Friday, April 26 at 1 p.m. at Poes Cemetery in Jones with Father Antony Rajesh (Immaculate Conception) officiating. Memorial contributions can be given to the ‘Daughters of Mary’ for Mary’s Garden at Immaculate Conception.
Arrangements were entrusted to Eley Funeral Home, Constantine. Online messages can be left for the family at www.eleyfuneralhomes.com.