Dorothy Maxine Cernyar

Born: Sat., Feb. 2, 1918
Died: Wed., Jun. 20, 2012

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Dorothy Maxine Cernyar, 94, 717 South Main St., Sidney, died at Kindred Hospital in Lima, Ohio, Wednesday, June 20, 2012 at 11:25 AM. She was born February 2, 1918 in Springfield, Ohio the daughter of Archibald and Florence (Stoll) Shoaf who preceded her in death. Survivors include a daughter, Dorothy Maxine Gricher and husband Terry L. of Burke, Virginia and a son, Victor L. Cernyar and wife Donna Joy of Blackfoot, Idaho; seven grandchildren, Tiffany Gricher, Todd Gricher, Joel Cernyar, Jason Cernyar, Nathan Cernyar, Sarabeth Cernyar and Dawn Lytle; seven great-grandchildren, and four great-great grandchildren. A son, Joseph Laurence Cernyar, one sister and six brothers are deceased. Dorothy was a 1936 graduate of Springfield High School and graduated from Springfield Business College. She had been the executive secretary to Oliver Amos at Sidney Publishing Company in Sidney, then the executive secretary to Margo Russell at Coin World in Sidney. She was a member of the Sidney First United Methodist Church where she had been a member of the choir, a member of the Joyfuls, a member of a Bible study group, President of the Olivia Circle for six years and was active in the outreach program at the church; member of the Shelby County Senior Citizens and a member of the Shelby County YMCA where she was active in activities and exercised five days a week. Funeral services will be held on Monday, June 25, 2012 at 1:00 PM at the Sidney First United Methodist Church with Rev. Barbara Staley. Burial will follow at Forest Hill Cemetery, Piqua, Ohio. Friends may call at Salm-McGill and Tangeman Funeral Home, 502 S. Ohio Ave., Sidney, Ohio on Sunday, June 24, 2012 from 5-8 PM. Memorial contributions may be made to Gideon Memorial Bibles, P.O. Box 145, Sidney, Ohio 45365. Envelopes will also be available at the funeral home and at the church. Condolences may be expressed to the Cernyar family on Salm-McGill and Tangeman Funeral Home's web site at:

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Roger Liess and family.

Greetings, I'm sorry we couldn't make it to the funeral home for Dorothy. She was a terriffic lady, and a good friend to us, especially my mom and dad, Nelson and Opal - across the alley from Dorothy. My late wife really liked her, too.She will be missed. Our deepest sympathy to the family. Roger Liess and family

Sally Stilwell

I had the honor of having Dorothy in exercise classes at the Y over the past several years. She was remarkable in many ways and an inspiration to all of us who spent time with her. With thoughts and parayers to her family, especially Dottie who I got to know during her visits to Sidney.

Pat Boerger

I am very sorry to hear about the loss of Dorothy. I worked with her for many years at Coin World. She was very proud of her family and always said many nice things about them. My thoughts and prayers are with you.