Dorothy Combs loves playing cards. She also loves fashion and dancing. She was employed several years at William H. Block Co. department store in downtown Indianapolis, where she worked in the cashier’s office and at Lazarus in the houseware department. After retiring, she returned to work as a grocery store food sample hostess. She did this until her late 80s, and she drove until she was 92. She was born in Indianapolis and grew up in the Fountain Square area. Her husband, John Combs, preceded her in death in 1987. She has one son, John.