Doratha (Dottie) Kathryn McDowell

Born: Sun., Sep. 4, 1910
Died: Thu., Mar. 12, 2009

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Doratha (Dottie) Kathryn McDowell, 98, 6418 Caruso Ct., Dayton, Ohio formerly of 234 Williams St., Sidney, Ohio died at Kettering Medical Center, Kettering, Ohio on Thursday, March 12, 2009 at 11:15 AM of pneumonia. She was born September 4, 1910 in Sidney, Ohio the daughter of Oscar and Anna (Holder) Young and they are deceased. She had lived most of her life in Sidney. She was married on January 2, 1929 to Kenneth Lee McDowell and he is deceased. Surviving is a daughter, Sally Vanderhorst and husband Dennis of Dayton, Ohio; five grandchildren, Kathryn (Kari) and husband Robert MacClennan of Bradford, Ohio; Timothy and wife Karen Vanderhorst of Huber Heights, Ohio; Laura and husband Jeff Lagerquist of Saline, Michigan; David and wife Vicki Vanderhorst of Huber Heights, Ohio; and Lyn and husband Chad Boone of Springboro, Ohio; twelve great-grandchildren, Sophia MacClennan, Sarah Vanderhorst, Stephen Vanderhorst, Nick Lagerquist, Ryan Lagerquist, Matthew Lagerquist, Jessica Lagerquist, Hailey Vanderhorst, Amelia Vanderhorst, Adam Boone, Ethan Boone and Tyler Boone; also survived by three sisters, "Peg" Behr, Rose Ann Lawhead and Frieda Hance and one brother, Lawrence Young. Three sisters, Ruth (Pud) Evans, Pauline Phelps and Lenita Chapman and three brothers, Paul Young, Eugene Young, and Webster Young are deceased. She was a lifetime member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Sidney. She was a homemaker. Funeral services will be held on Monday, March 16, 2009 at 10:00 AM at Salm-McGill and Tangeman Funeral Home with Rev. Jonathan Schriber. Burial will be at Graceland Cemetery, Sidney. Friends may call at Salm-McGill and Tangeman Funeral Home from 9:00 AM until the hour of service. Memorial contributions may be made to St. John's Lutheran Church, 120 W. Water, St., Sidney, Ohio 45365. Envelopes will also be available at the funeral home.

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Penny (Williams) Eisenhut

Sally, visited with Carolyn and Jerry last time in Sidney. We talked about your family and how your mother liked to go to the casinos. What fun to hear about the fun she was having and how you were able to share the adventure with her. I remember your mother as always being very nice to us as we had great times at your house. My thoughts and prayers go with you and your family during this time of loss. Penny (Williams) Eisenhut

Jocele (Swisher) Fahnestock

Sally - So sorry to hear your mother passed away. My parents (Joe and Lois Swisher) had such great times with your parents during their winter stays in Arizona. They always spoke with great affection of how much your dad did to help them have such a great time. I have worked for the City for many years and met Kenny when he served on some of the City's boards and commissions. When my parents first wanted to head to Arizona, your parents came to my home and just latched on to my parents and made all their trips west memorable. Both my parents are gone now, but they spoke many, many times of the warm friendship your parents shared with them.

Ron and Carol Lenhart

Sally I was sad when Joie notified me that Aunt Dot had died. I have fond memories of our times together when she was coming to Arizona and especially the time Carol and I met you and her in Laughlin Nv. while we lived in Lake Havasu Az. I remember we met you and Denny outside a casino and you said she was inside so I went to look for her and I did bu tthere was a seat at a slot next to hers so I sat down and then you had to send someone in to find both of us. I will always remember her good nature and distinctive laugh. Love Cousin Ron

Tom and Debbie Grizzell

To all family members of Aunt Dottie, We are sorry to learn of her death. I know that she will be glad to be with her other sisters and brothers in heaven and of course Uncle Kenny. I know that Gram will be glad to see her again! Aunt Dottie was a very sweet person in life and apparently a great mother too. She will be missed!

Tom and Polly Watkins

We were very sorry to read of Dottie's death. Ken and Dottie were close friends of my parents, Cecil and Ethel Watkins. They went out to eat together often and had a lot of fun. Tom and Polly

Lawrence and Shirley Leonard

Our condolence to Sally, Denny and family on the death of Dottie. She was a very Special Lady.

Carol and Mike Svisco

Dear Sally and family, Please know you are all in our prayers. May God bring you comfort in the days ahead as you grieve the loss of your Mother. With heartfelt sympathy, Carol and Mike Svisco

Carol and Mike Svisco

Dear Sally and family, Please know you are all in our prayers. May God bring you comfort in the days ahead as you grieve the loss of your Mother. With heartfelt sympathy, Carol and Mike Svisco