Dorothy I. "Dot" Britton, 76, of Brazil, died at 8:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 17, 2005, in Cloverleaf Healthcare Center at Knightsville.
Born in Marion on Jan. 9, 1929, she was the daughter of Claude H. Williams and Beulah Taylor Williams. On Jan. 11, 1947, she married Joseph D. Britton of Brazil.
She had been a sales clerk for J.C. Penney and Slack's IGA grocery in Brazil. An oil paint artist, she also operated a candle shop with her husband and was a finisher of his woodcraft productions.
She was a member of the First Nazarene Church of Terre Haute.
Preceding her in death were her husband, daughter Kathy Lynne in infancy, and brothers Charles and Don Williams, who were both killed in action with their Army units during World War II.
Survivors include one daughter and her husband, Marsha and Dennis Bialaszewski, of Brazil; two sons and their wives, Joseph D. II and Karen Britton of Brazil, and Jon and Tracy Britton of Reelsville; one brother and his wife, Herb and Evelyn Williams of New Castle, Ky.; nine grandchildren, Jason and Sherri Britton, Jamie and Clint Blanck, Josh Britton, Jessica Bialaszewski Rose, Jessica and Eli Loftus, and Kassie, Kara, Kaleb and Kody Britton; five great-grandchildren, Jacob, Hannah, Kobe, Nick and Sydni Britton; five nieces and one nephew.
Following cremation, memorial services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Friday in the Lawson-Miller Chapel with Pastor Larry Mathias of Terre Haute officiating. Visitation will be from 5 p.m. Friday until the service. Private burial will be Saturday in Calcutta Cemetery.
A memorial mass at Annunciation Catholic Church will be held at 5:30 p.m. Monday, April 25.
The family requests memorial contributions be made to Vista Care Foundation, 3900 S. Seventh St., Terre Haute, Ind. 47802, or to the charity of the donor's choice. Envelopes will be available at the funeral chapel.