Dorothy Louise Lynn Schrader, 95, of Bellefontaine, passed away peacefully on Friday, January 18, 2013 at Green Hills Center, West Liberty, Ohio where she had resided for several years.
She was born on April 23, 1917 in Lakeview, a daughter of the late Clyde and Grace (Shawver) Lynn. She was also preceded in death by a baby brother, Ralph.
On December 31, 1936 she married the love of her life, Woodrow V. Schrader and he preceded her in death on October 10, 1992.
A lifetime resident of Logan County she was a 1934 graduate of Bellefontaine High School where she was the class Valedictorian. She then graduated from Urbana Junior College in 1936.
She is survived by daughters, Jeanne (Charles) Gamble, Judy (Ronald) Hadley and Joan (Richard A.) Smith all of Bellefontaine; grandchildren, Charles Gamble Jr., Jeffrey Gamble, Dr. Christopher Gamble, Jennifer Penhorwood, Nancee Starkey, Kristen Hadley, Alissa Ritter, Matthew Smith and Bethany Smith; 27 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren; a brother, Dr. Kenneth (Bettylu) Lynn of Rockville, Maryland; sister-in-law, Mary (C.H.) Hertenstein and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
While raising her daughters, she was a cook at Bellefontaine High School and in her later years was a proofreader for the Bellefontaine Examiner.
Dorothy loved to sew, read, garden, and play the piano and organ. She also enjoyed boating and traveling. She was an outstanding cook and excellent seamstress. At various times she was a member of Euterpean Club, a member of King’s Daughter Circle, several church circles and various string and music ensembles. She especially enjoyed time spent with her family.
Pastor Jonathan Bull will officiate a celebration of Dorothy’s life at 10 a.m. on Monday, January 21, 2013 at First Lutheran Church, Bellefontaine where friends may call one hour prior to the service. A gathering of family and friends will be on Sunday, January 20, 2013 from 2-5 p.m. at Eichholtz Funeral Home in Bellefontaine. Burial will take place at Highland Cemetery, West Liberty.
Memorial contributions may be made to First Lutheran Church, 208 West Sandusky Avenue, Bellefontaine 43311, Green Hills Care Center, 6557 US 68 South, West Liberty 43357 or the Nephrology Unit, % Wexner Medical Center, 395 West 12th Avenue, Ground Floor, Columbus, OH 43210.
Eichholtz Funeral Home, Bellefontaine assisted the family with arrangements.
Condolences may be expressed at www.eichholtzfuneralhome.com.