Dorothy Seabold, 100

Dorothy Evelyn Seabold, age 100, of Sturgis, passed away early Monday morning, Jan. 13, 2014, at Thurston Woods Village in Sturgis.

She was born May 15, 1913, in Elkhart, Ind., a daughter of the late Norman and Clara (McLain) Kreider.

Mrs. Seabold resided in Sturgis since 1931, coming from Elkhart, Ind. On July 11, 1931, she married Kenneth P. Seabold in Elkhart, Ind. He died Jan. 20, 1999.

She was a talented secretary working for attorney Howard Bush and O’Dell Enterprises for many years, both in Sturgis, and she was a homemaker.

Mrs. Seabold was an active member of First Presbyterian Church in Sturgis, where she was a member of the Presbyterian Women’s Club and she helped in the church office for several years.

She was a member of the Sturgis Hospital Magazine and Popcorn Guilds and the Keyboard Center Organ Club in Sturgis. She enjoyed attending dances and playing cards.

Mrs. Seabold is survived by nieces and nephews, Susan (Terry) Poffenberger of Sturgis, Frances “Bud” (Dagne) Horning of Mendon, Ronald Horning of Florissant, Colo., Janet DeYoung of Fort Collins, Colo., and Norman Horning of Sturgis; and several great-nieces and great-nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; two brothers, Norman Kreider and Lloyd Kreider; and a sister, Anna May Horning.

The family will receive friends from 10-10:45 a.m. Friday at First Presbyterian Church in Sturgis. Funeral services celebrating the life of Dorothy Seabold will begin at 11 a.m. Friday at the church. The Rev. Michael Wicks will officiate. A graveside committal will follow the services at Oak Lawn Cemetery in Sturgis.

Hackman Family Funeral Homes — Hackman Chapel, 114 S. Nottawa St., Sturgis, is entrusted with arrangements.

The family suggests those wishing to make a memorial donation in Mrs. Seabold’s memory consider First Presbyterian Church, 1320 S. Lakeview Ave., Sturgis, MI 49091 or Thurston Woods Village, 307 N. Franks Ave., Sturgis, MI 49091.

Her obituary is also at, where personal messages of support may be left for the family.

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