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 also 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 of Columbus, Ga., and her daughter, Beth Baltimore and son-in-law, Curt of Cleveland; six precious grandchildren: Luke McChesney of Denver, Colo., Aaron McChesney of Columbus, Ga., Grant McChesney of Statesboro, Ga., Danielle McChesney of Quincy, Ill., Matt Baltimore of Chattanooga, and Kyle Baltimore of the U.S. Marine Corps; her mother, Margot Knudsen Atwood, of Casper, Wyo.; four loving sisters: Barbara Barella of Casper, Kay Wagner of South Shore, N.C., Connie Meyer of Houston, Texas, Beda Collins of Denver, Colo.; her dear brother, Jim Atwood of 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 p.m. until the 7 p.m. service time. A white dove release will follow the service.
The family of Dorothy McChesney wishes to extend appreciation to the Sunday school class of Rodney Fitzgerald as well as the First Baptist Church choir for all their love, prayers, flowers, visits and care during her illness. They would also like to extend appreciation to Mary and Wayne Goodwill, Edna Polier, Betty Bohannon, Carol Fulbright, Shirley Beckler and 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 guest book located at www.companionfunerals.com.
Companion Funeral & Cremation Service and the Cody family are honored to assist the McChesney and Baltimore families with these arrangements.