Dorothy J. Halterman

May 31 1938
Mar 4 2018
79 Years
Ronks, Pennsylvania

Dorothy J. Halterman, 79, of Ronks, PA, formerly of Parkesburg, died at her home on Sunday, March 4, 2018. She was the beloved wife of Elmer F. Halterman with whom she shared 56 years of marriage. Born in Philadelphia, she was the daughter of the late William P. Kolodski, Sr. and Dorothy J. Hart Kolodski.

Dorothy was employed by the former American Hardware Distribution Center in Parkesburg. 
She was a member of the Parkesburg United Methodist Church and had attended the Episcopal Church of the Ascension in Parkesburg. She was also a member of the Chris-Penn Chapter #455 Order of The Eastern Star where she served as Matron, Worthy Matron and District Deputy.

She is survived, in addition to her husband, by two daughters; Darlene Garver and husband Paul of Ephrata, and Patricia Welsh and husband Randy of Parkesburg, four grandchildren, eight great grandchildren and two siblings; Mary Mymern of Michigan and William Kolodski, Jr. of Honey Brook.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, March 12, 2018 at 11:30 AM at the Wilde Funeral Home, 434 Main St. Parkesburg, PA with visitation from 10:30 AM to 11:15 AM. Eastern Star services will be performed at 11:15 AM. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Compassionate Care Hospice Foundation, 11 Independence Way, Newark, DE 19713.

Online condolences can be posted at

Service Date: 
Mar 12 2018 - 11:30am
Service Location: 
Wilde Funeral Home


Sad to hear of the passing of  dorothy,  a very Special lady, always a smile when talking to her. She was a great neighbor and  dedicated person taking her walks each day, and seem to be pleasant all the time. . Payers to all family and friends.  Peace be with you. Tina and kevin wilson.

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Patty and family.

Im so very sorry for your loss. God will be with you in this time of need. Saying prayers for all of you.

God Bless.

Debbie Enos

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So sorry to hear of the loss of your Mom.
Keeping you in thoughts and prayers.
Lisa Wilde

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 I'm so very sad to read this. Mrs Halterman was the sweetest neighbor ever and that was nearly my whole life. She always had a smile and a friendly word. She asked about my kids often. I hated to see them move. Elmer is a wonderful person and neighbor, always a smile and a wave. I miss their presence across the street. 


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Dot was a really nice lady.  Knew her when I lived on Green St.dp

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Prayers for the Family. Aunt Dot was such a special lady and an important cornerstone of our family. Oh, how you are rejoicing with Jesus and pain free. You will be greatly miss and we will be there one day rejoicing with you. Our love and prayers for Uncle Elmer and Patty & Darlene. Prayers for GOD comfort through these difficult days ahead. ~Tom & Theresa Simms, Independence VA.

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Dear Halterman family,

I worked with Dot many years ago at American Hardware/Servistar. She was a kind, sweet, caring woman, and always had a kind word and a smile for us. I am truly sorry for your loss. May God comfort you during this difficult time.

Karen Hall



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Elmer and Family. We were so sorry to hear of Dots passing. What a Wonderful person she was. I worked with her at service wholesale in the kitchen. We also shared the same birthday. She was one of a kind. Sending prayers for peace and comfort at this time.

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Dear Elmer and Family,​

So sad and sorry to hear of Dot's passing.  I will always cherish the talks and laughs we shared, when you and Dot lived in Parkesburg.  Dot was so special and loved by many people.  She always had a smile and loved to walk her dog.  May many Memories bring you Peace and Comfort during this difficult time.  And may the Love that She had for you remain in your hearts  now and forever.    You are in our  Thoughts and Prayers.

Our Love, Doris and Barry Aberts 





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Dear Elmer,Darlene,&Patti,

I was so sad to hear of your mothers passing. She was a great neighbor always walking the dogs and stopping to chat with my Mom. May you find peace in knowing she will be remembered fondly by all of us

Prayers to all your family



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Since Dot was my Grandmother's neighbor across the street, I knew her all my life - that was back when her next-door neighbor attached to her was the elderly Mrs. Elva Bare.  From Grades 4-10 I would see her daily walking home from my school bus stop in Parkesburg, just as she was driving home from her job at American Hardware in her pristine 1963 Chevy II Nova hardtop.  More recently, as her neighbor Shirley Willingham's health was declining, I would call Dot from time to time to check up on Shirley.  For quite a while, every evening Dot would prepare extra food for their evening meal and take a plate over for Shirley.  Rest in peace, Dot - you were the best.

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I am sorry to hear about your mom.  There were many times your parents would walk their schnauzer and stop and talk to us when we were on the porch.  She was a wonderful lady and will be missed.  You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.  God bless.

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So sorry to hear of Dot's passing. She was a very kind lady who always had a smile when her and Elmer we're out walking the little dog. I always remember your family living up on 2nd Avenue. Our condolences to the family.

Lorraine Thomas

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My condolences to the family! I have many memories of Dot from when I was a little girl and lived next door to her. She was always so kind and friendly. When i would see her as I got older,she would always remind me of how much she enjoyed my family living next to them,even though we had moved years before! Thank you for the wonderful childhood memories Dot (and Elmer)

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