Batesville Herald Tribune, Batesville, Indiana


March 5, 2014

Dorothy M. Luff, 94

Dorothy M. Luff, 94, Hamilton, Ohio, died Monday, March 3, 2014, at Hospice of Cincinnati. 

The daughter of William H. and Mary (Rauch) Wellinghoff was born in Hamilton Jan. 5, 1920. She was a 1938 Notre Dame High School graduate. In 1947, she married Lawrence Allen Luff, and he preceded her in death March 1, 2001. 

Dorothy had worked as a nurse's aide at Mercy Hospital, Hamilton, from 1969-1981. A member of St. Julie Billiart Parish, she also was an Altar Rosary Society member.

Survivors include her eight children: Phil (JoAnn), Steven (Ruth), Larry (Barb), Michael (Karen), David (Lucy) and Jeff (Linda) Luff, Kathy (Bob Appenzeller) and Eileen Luff; 18 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Besides her husband, Allen, she was also preceded in death by a grandson: Sgt. David Luff Jr.; two brothers: Bernard and William Wellinghoff; and seven sisters: Ceil Robinson, Neil Wolpert, Clarice Wellinghoff, Ruth Maybury, Mary Ann, Cornelia and Margaret Wellinghoff.

Visitation is Friday, March 7, from 5-7 p.m. in Zettler Funeral Home, 2646 Pleasant Ave., Hamilton. Prayers will be offered there Saturday, March 8, at 9:30 a.m. A funeral Mass will follow at 10 a.m. at St. Julie Billiart Catholic Church, Hamilton. Burial will be in St. Stephen Cemetery there. An online register book is available at

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