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Dorothy Belford

August 12, 1926 — November 14, 2020

Dorothy L. Belford, 94, of Mount Vernon, died Saturday, November 14, 2020, at Brookdale, in Mount Vernon.

Dorothy was born on August 12, 1926, in Columbus, Ohio to Floyd and Sarah Tigner. She completed the tenth grade.

She married Charles L. Belford in 1947, he passed away in 2002.  She later married Kenneth Lightfritz in 2006, until his death in 2012.

Dorothy worked for General Motors for over thirty years, until her retirement in the 1970s.   She had a smile that could light up any room.  Dorothy loved sewing, quilting, making dolls, painting, cooking, and baking.  Through all these hobbies and long working career, she always put her family first.

Dorothy will be deeply missed by her daughter Carolyn (Michael) Collins of Centerburg; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents; both husbands; son Raymond Ed Belford; and eight siblings.

A private burial will be at Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens.  Online tributes may be made at

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