Dorothy "Dot" Dowen (Bradshaw) Klingler, 83, was born Aug. 10, 1921, to William H. and Orlean Kathryn (Dowen) Bradshaw and died Thursday, Feb. 10, 2005, at 7:15 p.m.
She was a 1939 graduate of Van Buren High School and graduated in 1942 from Methodist Hospital School of Nursing as a Registered Nurse with special training in pediatrics from Indiana University Medical Center, both in Indianapolis.
She served as a charge nurse in Clay, Decatur and Putnam counties and at Oak Park Hospital and at St. Luther General Hospital in the Chicago area before retiring in 1972 from St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis. She was also active in service organizations and with church activities.
Memberships include Brazil First United Methodist Church, Order of Eastern Star, Clay County Historical Society, the Registered Nurses' Club, Van Buren Fire Department Auxiliary, United Methodist Women's Club and The Cross and Crown/Methodist Hospital School of Nursing Alumnae Group.
She was preceded in death by her sons, James Charles Klingler and Preston Lee Klingler; a brother, William Henry Bradshaw II and a brother-in-law, Dr. George V. Teter.
Survivors include her daughters, Jean Marie Boyden, Roberta Kathryn Ray and Jane Ann Atkinson; a sister, Mildred (Teter) Green; her brothers, John H. and Robert G. Bradshaw; grandchildren, Patrick and Michael Boyden, Diana Flock, Jill Cervera, Brad and Mark Atkinson; great-grandchildren, Nicholas and Katie Boyden; and in-laws, Ray Boyden, Raymond Ray, Brad Atkinson, Kim Boyden, Jenny Boyden, Tim Flock, Jorge Cervera, Bert Bradshaw, Les Green, Carolyn Bradshaw and Norma Bradshaw.
Services will be at the Lawson-Miller Chapel at 1 p.m. today with the Rev. Tony Alstott and the Rev. Marshall Hendrix officiating. Burial will follow in Calcutta Cemetery.
Visitation will be 11 a.m. until time of services today.
Memorial contributions may be made to First Untied Methodist Church, 201 N. Meridian St., Brazil, IN 47834, American Cancer Society, 6030 W. 62nd St., Indianapolis, IN 46278 or St. Vincent Clay Hospital, 1206 E. National Ave., Brazil, IN 47834.
Contribution envelopes will be available in the funeral home.
Visit www.millermemorialchapel.com to light a candle in her memory.