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Dorothy Tenniswood

Dorothy Mae (McKerrow) Tenniswood, age 83, died on Wednesday, August 7, 2019. She was born on March 22, 1936 the daughter of Donald and Gladys (Learn) McKerrow in Cuba, New York. She married Clayton Everett Tenniswood on May 9, 1959 in Arcade, New York, and he survives. Also surviving are their children Wendy Mae Washington, Joanne Marie Nichols, Bruce Eldon Tenniswood, Susan Louise Stock and Sara Ann Collins; 13 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

A funeral service will take place on Monday, August 19, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. at Staffan-Mitchell Funeral Home, Chelsea, MI. Visitation will take place on Sunday, August 18, 2019 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home, also on Monday from 6:00 p.m. until the time of service. Burial will be held on Tuesday, August 20, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at Cadillac Memorial Gardens West, 34224 Ford Rd., Westland, MI 48185. Expressions of sympathy may be made to Great Lakes Caring Hospice


0 #11 Diane McEwen-Martin 2019-09-02 17:57
To all of the Tenniswood family, we send our deepest condolences and love.
Sara, your Mom was a lovely, bright, caring woman and will be missed.
Again, love to you all.
Diane (McEwen-) and Kevin martin
+2 #10 Rachel Scherley 2019-08-14 14:03
Dorothy will forever be in my heart. She was an angel to our family, (she would pick me up from school when I was around 7 or 8 years old, and care for me until my mom would get off of work) Many memories flow through my mind of what a fun, spunky, loving, kind, beautiful friend she was to me. Playing boggle, pie face, bagels and cream cheese, trips to Churchills and getting hand scooped ice cream- mint chocolate chip, her big blue suburban, "Betsy" if I remember correctly... She would also prepare dinner for her family, and make sure to send some home for mine as well.
I am so thankful we were able to reconnect last year, I have never forgotten her, and will always have a special place in my heart just for her and Mr.T. Sending my deepest sympathies and prayers for peace and comfort.
0 #9 Harvey 2019-08-13 19:33
I didn’t want to miss any of Dorothy and Clayton’s immediate family. Only Susan , I couldn’t connect with. She would know, our thoughts go out to you all. We know at minimal...that we can have comfort, in Dorothy’s Faithfulness.....Friendships made,....Freedom from her ailment now....and a Father’s arm..embracing her. She planned, well ahead, for this..
+1 #8 Emily J Edwards 2019-08-11 22:29
Our hearts go out to you all at the pain of parting, but know you have the greatest Comforter and the joy of witnessing a faithful passing. Loved Dorothy and loved her example. Love from Craig and Emily Ross Edwards
0 #7 Amanda Fields 2019-08-11 19:49
Sorry for your loss.... thinking of you all...
+1 #6 Barbara Lowell 2019-08-11 17:16
Dorothy was a kind and faithful friend. We had many wonderful times together and she will be greatly missed.

I know the family will keenly miss her, but know there will be comfort in wonderful memories and in her faithful life.
+1 #5 Barbara Lowell 2019-08-11 17:12
Dorothy was a loving, faithful friend and she will be greatly missed. We enjoyed many happy times together. We know her family will keenly miss her, but they can take great comfort in wonderful memories and in her faithful life.
+4 #4 Ann E Stickel 2019-08-10 04:34
A real jewel. She had love and kindness for everyone. My care and sympathies for the family. Ann E Stickel
0 #3 Lee and Nancy Armstr 2019-08-09 21:24
Glad for memories of being "neighbors" at carsonville
+3 #2 Luther Reffitt 2019-08-09 20:37
It's been a hard day for me. For many years on Wildwood, in Westland, the Tenniswood homestead was my home though our path has deviated from each other over the years. As a cook in a restaurant, in the 60s as a teenager, I frequently called Dorothy during breaks and she was always willing to talk. There are so many cherished recollections with the family in the 60s/70s and I can proclaim myself a Tenniswood named 'Dukey' by one of the children. For those who knew Dorothy she had a vivacious personality, infections smile, quick wit to tease one if they were that close to her, .... qualities that were all knotted in a compassionate heart for those who were privileged to be touched by her friendship. Dorothy will be missed and I can sit back warmly smiling for my twenty years of memories of her. My sympathy and prayers for Clayton and the kids (Wendy, Joanne, Bruce, Susan, Sara & their families) whose kindness and graciousness to me has never been forgotten.

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