Dorothy Brussel Gravenstine, 89
Born in Decatur, Ga, moved to St. Petersburg, Fla., in 1946.
Survived by her husband of 28 years, John B. Gravenstine; daughters, Betty (Edward) Shamas, Jane (David) Beam, Deborah Wanninger, St. Petersburg, and Laura (Randy) Miller West Bend; grandchildren, Tricia Osborn, Sarah Beam, Michael Beam, Mike Wanninger, Mark Wanninger, Linda Nehls and John Wanninger; sister, Marion (Edmond) Butler, Brandon, Mississippi; and brother, Matthew Hazelrig Jr., Cleveland, Ohio; sister-in-law, Bernice Brussel, White Plains, N.Y.; and beloved great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Predeceased by her first husband, George H. Brussel, two sisters and three brothers.
Dot has been active in the community since moving to St. Petersburg. A former member and president of the All Children’s Hospital Guild, she organized the guild’s volunteer program.
She helped organize the Pinellas County Chapter of Children’s Home Society; was a former member of the St. Petersburg Jr. Womans Club and the Womans Service League; a charter member of the Christmas Belles, Princess Queen of Hearts Court, 1967; P.E.O. member; held several offices on the Association of Florida Hospital State Board; volunteered at the Bay Pines Hospital, Red Cross, United Fund Drives, PTAs and St. Anthony’s Hospital.
She was a member of the Woodlawn Presbyterian Church for 60 years.
The family acknowledges with appreciation the staff at St. Anthony’s Hospital, Hospice Woodside, and caregivers Mary Martin and Clair Warden.
In lieu of flowers, donations appreciated to Woodlawn Presbyterian Church, 2612 12th St. North, St. Petersburg, FL 33704, or The Hospice of the Florida Suncoast, 5771 Roosevelt Blvd., Clearwater, FL 33760.
A memorial service was held Monday at Woodlawn Presby-terian Church. A reception followed at Orange Blossom Catering.