Dorothy J. Proffitt of Porter passed away Sunday, Feb. 13 in Valparaiso. She
Born Jan. 24, 1924 in Chicago, she was the daughter of Vernon L. and Georgia
E. (Withall) Tierney, who preceded her in death.
Dorothy is survived by her sons, Scott (wife Marsha) Proffitt and Michael
Proffitt, both of Chesterton; and grandchild, Bennett Proffitt.
She was preceded in death by her brother, Laurence G. Tierney, and sister,
Mary Louise Tierney.
Dorothy graduated from Chesterton High School in 1942. She formerly worked
in the office for Jaymar Ruby and as a cashier at Smedmanís. Earlier in her
life, she taught preschool and was also a teacherís assistant at Yost
School. Throughout her life, Dorothy enjoyed sewing, art and theater. During
her retirement, Dorothy participated in Brush with the Masters through the
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 15 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Edmonds
& Evans Funeral Home, 517 Broadway, Chesterton. A Mass of Christian Burial
will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 16 at St. Patrick Catholic Church,
638 N. Calumet Road, Chesterton. Cremation will be performed by Heritage
Crematory, Portage. Online condolences may be left for the family at