Dorothy Alice (Clifton) Harder, age 86, passed away peacefully on Tuesday morning, June 25, 2019 at the Brown County Health & Living Community, in Nashville, Indiana. She was a resident of Brown County and former resident of Shoals.
Dorothy was born May 6, 1933, in Shoals, to the late Lawrence F. and Helen M. (Shaw) Clifton.
She graduated from Shoals Red School in 1948, at the age of 15, and later married Theodore “Ted” Harder, Jr., on December 23, 1950, in Shoals. He preceded her in death on April 20, 2007, after 56 loving and devoted years of marriage.
Dorothy enjoyed sewing, flower and vegetable gardening, and finding a good deal at yard sales and auctions. She was an artist and had the ability to turn black and white paintings into colorful works of art. Dorothy also enjoyed traveling and going to the casino with her husband. Most of all she loved spending time with her family.
She is survived by her children: Mark Harder, of Nineveh, Karen Harder, of Edinburgh, and Linda Boyer and husband Jeff, of Nineveh; grandchildren Jerry Harder, Jennifer Grider, Ryan Harder, Cassie Harder, Cyle Vaughn, Megan Hasch, Bradley Alexander, and Evan Alexander; 15 great-grandchildren, brother Stan Clifton, and half sibling, Dallas Albright.
Dorothy was also preceded in death by son Larry Harder, siblings, Donald, Floyd and Fred Clifton, and half siblings Frank Clifton and Debbie Albright.
The Rev. Burt Brock conducted a funeral service at 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 29th at the Meredith-Clark Funeral Home Cremation & Personalization Center, in Morgantown.
Friends called from 11 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be sent in honor of Dorothy to the Brown County Humane Society, at 128 State Road 135, Nashville, IN 47448, or to the American Alzheimer’s Association, 50 East 91st Street, Suite 100, Indianapolis, IN 46240.