GREENVILLE — Dorothy Fogle will reach a milestone 100th birthday this year on July 25.
Dorothy was born on July 25, 1914, to Henry and Mina Long, and lived her life in the Troy/West Milton area. She was the oldest and only daughter of five children on the family farm, with brothers Homer, Harry, Carl and Bob.
Dorothy attended Concord School in its first year as a fourth grader in 1920, and graduated from Troy High School in 1932.
She married Raymond Jackson in 1935 and they continued the family tradition of farming as they raised their three sons — Jerry, Dean and Rich, who all still reside in Troy.
Raymond passed suddenly in 1957, and years later she married Ralph Fogle. They shared 30 years together until his passing in 1994.
Dorothy met another special man at the Brethren Home, Harold Pickett. Their friendship was a treasure for several years until his passing.
Dorothy has been blessed in this life with the gifts of health and the love of friends and family.
She has five grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
Dorothy is a member of Nashville Church, where she still has several friends, including her fellow centenarian and classmate, Mabel Cain. There are also many special friends, both residents and caretakers (and cats), at the Brethren Home who brighten up her days.
Dorothy was a homemaker and farmwife. In her more active years she enjoyed quilting and various sewing and handiwork projects, which she has shared with so many.
Join family in celebrating her 100th birthday by showering her with cards, mailing them to: Dorothy Fogle, Brethren Retirement Community, 750 Chestnut St., Rosewood Room 509, Greenville, OH 45331.