Dorothy L. Exley, 85, a resident of 318 Ewing St. Plymouth the past 50 years has died following several years of failing health at 3:50 a.m. Sat. Oct. 5th in the St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, Plymouth. Born in Saegertown , Penn. On July 18, 1917 , she is the daughter of Roy R. and Bessie Bossard King. She graduated from Academy High School in Erie Pennsylvania . Dorothy was a mother and homemaker who had worked as a bookkeeper for the former Montgomery Ward Co. and Truman Motors in Plymouth and then retired from Bomarko Corp. She was a longtime member of the First Presbyterian Church, Plymouth where she had sang in the choir. Her interests in life included a love of airplanes and the wonder of astronomy. She enjoyed playing the piano, listening to Country Western Music and some would say she had a fetish for hats. Survivors include her daughter, Beverly A. (Jon) Dalton of Tallahassee , Florida and two grandchildren; Stacy A. Dalton Caffarelli and spouse Brian of Chicago and Dr. Jonathan A. Dalton of Evanston , Ill. Her brother Ronald (Marjorie) King, several nieces, nephews and special friends, Bryan and Elese Emond of Plymouth also survive. Preceding her in death were her parents and a sister Betty Mae Rains. Visitation with her family will be held from 9 – 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 8th in the Johnson – Danielson Funeral Home, 1100 N. Michigan St. Plymouth, where services will be conducted at 11 a.m. by the Rev. Charles Krieg, of the Salem United Methodist Church, Bremen. Burial will take place in the New Oakhill Cemetery , Plymouth . Memorial gifts in Dorothy’s name may be made to the American Cancer Society or the First Presbyterian Church.