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Dorothea M. Klein

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Date published: 9/4/2013

Dorothea M. Klein

Dorothea Meriam Klein, 83, of Arnold, Md., passed away Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013, at home with her family by her side.

She was born Sept. 28, 1929, in Baltimore, where she was raised, and graduated from Western High School. She moved to Arnold in 1957.

Dorothea was a homemaker and a part-time transcriber for the District Court of Maryland, in Annapolis, for 18 years.

She enjoyed reading, handicrafts, sewing and gardening. She also liked to write and had published several short stories and articles in children's magazines some time ago.

Dorothea is survived by her brother, Richard Kenneth Benfer; sister-in-law Georgiana Benfer; grandchildren Jean Klein Conn (Sean), Judi Klein Strecker (Charles) and James Klein (Mollie); 17 great-grandchildren; and 11 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James Wilbert August Klein; son James Wilbert August Klein Jr.; parents Rudolf Herman Benfer and Dorothea Meriam Benfer; and brother Rudolf Herman Benfer Jr.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 4, at Barranco & Sons, P.A Severna Park Funeral Home in Severna Park, Md.. A service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 5, at the funeral home. Interment will follow at Stevensville Cemetery in Stevensville, Md.

Online condolences may be made at barrancofuneral home.com.