Dorothy Louise Harman, 85, of Maysville, W.Va., departed this life to be in her Heavenly Father’s arms on Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020, in her home.

She was born Sept. 14, 1934, in Kessel, W.Va. and was the daughter of the late Cecil W. Smith and Clara (Pratt) Smith. In addition to her parents, Dorothy was preceded in death by one daughter, Joyce Elaine Harman in 1994; son-in-law, James F. Western in 2015; two sisters, Eloise Smith Hines and Dora Smith Watts; two brothers-in-law, Minor Watts and Robert Kreiser; and one sister-in-law, Cecilia Smith.  

Dorothy was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She had a strong passion for baking and her love for taking care of flowers. She lived life with a unconditional love for others. She was a joy and inspiration to all who knew her. She attended Moorefield High School and Love Church in Moorefield, W.Va. 

Dorothy is survived by her husband of nearly 65 years, Lynn D. Harman of Maysville; her five children, David (Marites) Harman of Maysville, Cathy Harman of Maysville, Brenda (Danny) Ketterman of Maysville, Lori Western of Maysville  and Journey Mongold of Maysville; 12 grandchildren, Kevin Mongold, Laramie Harman, Jonathan Mongold, Jenny Harman, Lindsey (Western) Porter, Bethany (Mongold) Stump, Casey Western, Miranda Mongold, Danielle (Ketterman) Mayle, Micah Western, Jalyn Western and Ian Harman; 13 great-grandchildren; five brothers, Marshall Smith, Rev. Kenneth (Bonnie) Smith, both of Winchester, Va., Hieskell (Betty) Smith of Moorefield, Evers (Diane) Smith of Petersburg, W.Va. and James (Nancy) Smith of Friendly, W.Va.; three sisters, Orpha Cowgill of Petersburg, Carmelita Kreiser of Fairbanks, Alaska and Juanita (Robert) Trichel of Bossier City, La.; and numerous nieces and nephews.  

Funeral services were Saturday morning at Love Church, Moorefield, with Bishop Edward Murray and Pastor DixieLee Murray officiating. Interment was in South Branch Valley Memorial Gardens, Petersburg. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to her great-grandson, Carson Stump, c/o Bethany Stump, 190 General Drive, Lahmansville, WV  26731.

Arrangements by the Schaeffer Funeral Home, Petersburg. Condolences to the family may be left at