Passed away on December 6, 2019 in the comfort of her home surrounded by family. Dorothy was born May 15th, 1924 in Kalamazoo, MI daughter of Lloyd and Hazel (Burbridge) Tefft. She graduated from Kalamazoo Central High School followed by attending St. Camillus School of Nursing Borgess Hospital. She then entered the Cadet Nurse Corps stationed at the United States Marine Hospital, Norfolk, Virginia. Dorothy later married the love of her life, Robert H. Barstow. They were blessed to enjoy over 50 years together. Surviving are three children, Timothy (Sandy) Barstow of Laramie, WY, Dawn Eastes of Nolensville, TN and Kay Clark of Kalamazoo, MI. Her three grandchildren, Ashley (Derek) Ranck, Andrew Eastes, Kyle Clark (Danielle Abitz), and one great grandchild, Weston Ranck, were the light of her life. Per her wishes, there will be a private service at Fort Custer National Cemetery. If you would like to donate in her memory, please assist in the continued funding of the Robert Barstow Endowed Award through the WMU School of Social Work (https://secure.wmualumni.org/s/give and enter "Robert Barstow Endowed Award" in search box, or make checks payable to the WMU Foundation Robert Barstow Endowed Award), or Hospice Care of Southwest Michigan. Please visit Dorothy's personalized webpage for online guestbook or to leave a condolence. Arrangements were made by the Langeland Family Funeral Homes Burial & Cremation Services, 622 S Burdick St, Kalamazoo, MI 49007. https://www.langelands.com.