of Chelsea, Michigan, age 91, died Thursday, November 1, 2018 at the Arbor Hospice Residence in Saline. She was born June 26, 1927 in Monett, Missouri, the daughter of Ovid Uriah and Rose Mae (Owens) Vermillion. Dottie was born and raised in Monett, MO. She earned a liberal arts degree from Wayne State University, and was head of the Navy's Department of Secret Information. She was active in Chelsea's Friends of the Library, and a charter member of the Adult Learners Institute.
On Feb. 16, 1951, she married Stanley Ewald Staffeld II in Detroit, and he preceded her in death on Oct. 31, 2016. Survivors include two sons, Karl (Azar) of Ann Arbor and Peter (Leslie) of Center Valley, PA.
No services will be held. Memorial contributions may be made to Friends of Chelsea District Library. Arrangements by Cole Funeral Chapel in Chelsea.
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