Dorothy Mable Poths, 86, passed away Friday, Oct. 25, 2013, in Gaymont Nursing Center, Norwalk.
She was born May 3, 1927, in Milan, daughter of the late Albert and Mable (Matthews) Rice. She was a 1945 graduate of Milan High School and was an employee of American Crayon in Sandusky and later provided cleaning services for the Milan Historical Museum and several Milan doctors.
Dorothy was a member of the Congregational Community United Church of Christ, Monroeville, where she formerly sang in the choir. She was also a member of the One Alone Club and the Monroeville Senior Citizens. She enjoyed spending time with her family, visiting with friends, square dancing, traveling, trips to Amish country, cooking and baking, laughing and always a good card game.
She is survived by one son, Lewis Poths, of Monroeville; one daughter, Linda Yanushewski, of Monroeville; two daughters-in-law, Janice Poths, of Willard, and Jean (John) Pretto, of Monroeville; 12 grandchildren, Cathy (Keith) Weaver, Karen Poths, Christie Poths, Brian Yanushewski, Mandy (Greg) Walkup, Kelly Poths, Bill (Debbie) Poths, Clint (Sandi) Poths, Dale (Becca) Poths, Rhiannon (Caleb) Buck, Jenna (CJ) Stempowski and Jessie Poths; 14 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Helen Cook and Mary Koch, of Milan; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Wesley Poths in 1979; two sons, Arthur and Charles; one grandson, Jason; one granddaughter-in-law, Kelly Hines; her parents; five brothers, Robert "Jim" Rice, Patrick Rice, Kenneth Rice, Albert "Jr." Rice, and Lawrence "Jack" Rice; and two sisters, Agnes Rice and Caroline Smith.
Friends may call 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 28, at Pfeil Funeral Home, Monroeville Chapel, 109 Monroe St., Monroeville, where funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29. The Rev. Dr. Wayne Chasney will officiate. Burial will be in Milan Cemetery.
To honor Dorothy, memorial contributions may be made to Stein Hospice Service, 1200 Sycamore Line, Sandusky, OH 44870, Congregational Community United Church of Christ, 29 Chapel St., Monroeville, OH 44847 or to the donor's favorite charity.
Condolences may be shared with the family at pfeilfuneralhome.com.