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Dorothy Maxine Cernyar

February 2, 1918 ~ June 20, 2012 (age 94)
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: www.salm-mcgillandtangemanfh.com
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