Dorothy C. Svara

December 12, 1924 ~ September 2, 2019 (age 94)


Dorothy C Svara, 94, of Aurora, Indiana, passed away Sunday September 1, 2019 at her home.

She was born December 12, 1924 in Tuscaloosa, AL, daughter of the late Albert Whaley and Etta (Mitchick) Whaley 

She worked as the Children's  Librarian for Aurora Public Library, retiring after over 15 years of service. 

She was a long time member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, Aurora, IN. Dorothy was very active in the church, especially when her children were young. She was on the collection counting committee at St. Mary's, volunteered at St Vincent DePaul and was on the bereavement meal committee for the church. 
Dorothy enjoyed helping people and served with the DCH Women's Auxiliary for several years, volunteering over 6000 hours by 2016.  She also served on the Aurora Public Library Board, and was a member of Tri Kappa Sorority. 

Dorothy was an avid reader. She loved to spend time with her family. 

Dorothy is survived by her loving children, Charles Wm. (Misty) Svara of Greenwood, IN, Amy (Dan) Deamron of Taylors, SC, Julie (Roy) Wiseman of New Middletown, IN, Ellen (Eric) Koenig of Vevay, IN, Mary Svara of Aurora, IN, Jean (Michael) Brown of Burlington, KY; 15 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. 

She was preceded in death by father, Albert Whaley, mother, Etta Whaley, and husband, William D. Svara.

Friends will be received Wednesday, September 4, 2019, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm at the St. Mary's Catholic Church, 203 Fourth Street, Aurora, Indiana. 

Mass of Christian Burials will be held at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Thursday at 11:00 am with Fr. Ben Syberg officiating.

Interment will follow in the River View Cemetery, Aurora, Indiana. 
Contributions may be made to the St. Mary's Catholic School, or Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. If unable to attend services, please call the funeral home office at (812) 926-1450 and we will notify the family of your donation with a card.

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September 4, 2019

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
St. Mary's Catholic Church
203 Fourth Street
Aurora, IN 47001

Mass of Christian Burial
September 5, 2019

11:00 AM
St. Mary's Catholic Church
203 Fourth Street
Aurora, IN 47001

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