Dorothy O. Niver of Ithaca passed away at Cayuga Ridge Nursing Facility on April 30, 2016 at the age of 95.
Dorothy was born in Ithaca on December 17, 1920, a daughter of the late Herbert and Ermagrade (Johnson) Oltz. She was a member of the Moose Club in Ithaca and enjoyed crocheting and walking. Dorothy was an excellent cook and loved spending time with her family.
Dorothy is survived by a daughter, CarolLee Ball of Interlaken; a sister, Maryl Forker of Horseheads; six grandchildren, Angela (Todd) Ball, Brian Niver, Harold (Nicole) Ball Jr., Brandy (Barry Goodband) Niver, Betrina Niver, and Chad Westmiller; six great grandchildren, Hanna, Dennis, Rebecca, Haiden, Morgan, and Autumn; two great great grandchildren Ameera and Brody; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. In addition to her parents, Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband, Charles E. Niver; a son, Charles D. Niver; son in law, Harold Ball Sr.; two brothers, Herbert Oltz Jr. and Steven Oltz; and a great grandson, Lucas.

The family will be present to receive friends from 11:00am to Noon on Friday, May6, 2016 at the Ness-Sibley Funeral Home, 23 South Street, Trumansburg. Funeral Services will immediately follow at Noon at the funeral home.
The family asks those that would like to make a contribution in Dorothy’s memory to kindly consider Hospicare of Tompkins County, 172 E. King Road, Ithaca, NY 14850.