DOROTHY J. “DOTTIE” “DJ” COONROD-SMITH, 78, of New Haven, died Saturday, June 2, 2012 at Parkview Regional Medical Center. Born in Fort Wayne, she was a daughter of the late Russell and Mary Oberly. She was a member of Emanuel Lutheran Church, New Haven and former member of St. Louis Catholic Church – Besancon, New Haven. She is survived by her son, Dan Coonrod of New Haven; step-children, Ronald Smith of New Haven, Mike (Sheila) Smith and Shari (Ken) Schaab, both of Fort Wayne, and Steve (Carolyn) Smith of Tennessee.; siblings, Dolores Coonrod and Donna Lillo, both of Fort Wayne, and Russell (Nancy) Oberley of Florida; nine grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Ronald Smith and Richard Coonrod; and brother, Bill Oberley. Service is 10 a.m. Thursday, June 7, 2012, at E. Harper & Son Funeral Home, 740 St. Rd. 930 E., New Haven. The Rev. David Stecker officiating. Visitation is 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 6, 2012, at the funeral home. Burial in Emanuel Lutheran Cemetary, New Haven. Preferred memorials are to the Alzheimer’s Association . To share online condolences, please visit www.harper funeralhome.com

POSTED: 06/05/12 at 6:39 am. FILED UNDER: Obits