Dorothy R. (Johnston) Sherrill, 75, Proprietor of the Lakeview Motel in Bay View, passed away March 27, 2010, surrounded by her family, at Grace Hospital in Cleveland.
Dorothy was born March 5, 1935, in Cleveland. She graduated from Lakewood High School in 1952 where her favorite subject was art. She enjoyed board games, crosswords, Sudoku, solitaire and other digital games.
Early in her career she worked at General Electric Illuminating Co. and General Electric Major Appliance in Rocky River, Ohio, where she met her husband, Paul. At GE she was the personal secretary for the advertising manager and did advertising layout designs. As a full-time homemaker in Rocky River she took great pride in raising her five children. She opened the Lakeview Motel in 1984, where she enjoyed getting to know and visit with her motel customers, many of whom returned year after year during her 25 years as Proprietor.
She was the devoted wife of Paul for 49 years; beloved mother of Lynn (Randy) Arnold, David (Patanee) Sherrill, Mark (Tonja) Sherrill, Thomas Sherrill and Joyce Sherrill; dear sister of Jeanne (Sam) Carrell, and Richard Johnston; dear sister-in-law of Lois Johnston; and loving grandmother and aunt.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Vivian Johnston; and brother, Robert Johnston Jr.
Dorothy will remain always in our hearts and our minds, and her soul will be bound up in ours forever.
Dorothy requested cremation and her ashes will be interred at Lakewood Park Cemetery in Rocky River at a private service.
Memorial contributions may be made to Victory Soup Kitchen, 1613 Hayes Ave., Sandusky, OH 44870.