Dorothy McChesney
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Dorothy Jean McChesney, "Dot," 74, of Cleveland, went home to be with her Lord in her home on Wednesday, June 26, 2013, due to a courageous battle with mesothelioma.

She was born in Ashland, Neb., on May 4, 1939.

She graduated from Casper High School in Casper, Wyo., and continued on to receive her theology degree from Southwestern Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas.

She was a loving wife to her husband Stewart for 58 years. She served as a pastor's wife for many years, loving her church family as her own.

She enjoyed being with her grandkids and loved all arts and crafts. She loved to spend time in God's Word and sing in the church choir. She was also actively involved in events that helped others such as the Manna Ministry and various ladies' ministries.

She was preceded in death by her father, Herbert Claire Atwood.

She is survived by her husband, Stewart; her two children: son, Reid and daughter-in-law, Brenda McChesney, (Columbus, Ga.), and her daughter, Beth Baltimore and son-in-law, Curt, (Cleveland); six precious grandchildren: Luke McChesney (Denver, Colo.), Aaron McChesney (Columbus, Ga.), Grant McChesney (Statesboro, Ga.), Danielle McChesney (Quincy, Ill.), Matt Baltimore (Chattanooga), and USMC Kyle Baltimore; her mother, Margot Knudsen Atwood (Casper, Wyo.); four loving sisters: Barbara Barella (Casper), Kay Wagner (South Shore, N.C.), Connie Meyer (Houston, Texas), Beda Collins (Denver, Colo.); her dear brother, Jim Atwood (Syracuse, Ind.); four great- grandchildren: Eve and Jade McChesney and Cloud and Willow McChesney; as well as numerous other family members and friends.

The funeral will be held at First Baptist Church of Cleveland at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, July 2, 2013. The Rev. Rusty Asble and Edna Polier will be officiating and the First Baptist Church Sanctuary Choir will be singing, led by Tom Wickes and Tyler Brinson.

The family will receive friends at the church from 5 until the service time at 7 p.m. A white dove release will follow the service.

The family of Dorothy McChesney expressed appreciation to the Sunday School Class of Rodney Fitzgerald as well as the FBC Choir for all their love, prayers, flowers, food, visits and care during her illness. They also appreciate Mary and Wayne Goodwill, Edna Polier, Betty Bohannon, Carol Fulbright, Shirley Beckler, Alisa Miksa, Mercy Simpson, Stephanie McCrary and so many others for their tender care of Dorothy in her last days.

You are invited to share a personal memory of Dot, or your condolences with her family at her online guestbook located at

Companion Funeral & Cremation Service and the Cody family are honored to assist the McChesney and Baltimore families with these arrangements.