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Dorothy Louise Lynn Schrader


Dorothy Louise Lynn Schrader, 95, of Bellefontaine, passed away peacefully Friday, Jan. 18, 2013, at Green Hills Community, West Liberty, where she had resided for several years.

She was born in Lakeview on April 23, 1917, a daughter of the late Clyde and Grace Shawver Lynn.

On Dec. 31, 1936, she married the love of her life, Woodrow V. Schrader, and he preceded her in death Oct. 10, 1992. She also was preceded in death by a baby brother, Ralph.

She is survived by daughters, Jeanne (Charles) Gamble, Judy (Ronald) Hadley and Joan (Richard A.) Smith, all of Bellefontaine; grandchildren, Charles Gamble Jr., Jeffrey Gamble, Dr. Christopher Gamble, Jennifer Penhorwood, Nancee Starkey, Kristen Hadley, Alissa Ritter, Matthew Smith and Bethany Smith; 27 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; a brother, Dr. Kenneth (Bettylu) Lynn of Rockville, Md.; sister-in-law, Mary (C.H.) Hertenstein; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

A lifetime resident of Logan County, she was a 1934 graduate of Bellefontaine High School, where she was the class valedictorian. She graduated from Urbana Junior College in 1936.

While raising her daughters, she was a cook at Bellefontaine High School and in her later years, was a proofreader for the Bellefontaine Examiner.

Dorothy loved to sew, read, garden and play the piano and organ. She also enjoyed boating and traveling.

She was an outstanding cook and excellent seamstress. At various times, she was a member of Euterpean Club, a member of King’s Daughters Circle, several church circles and various string and music ensembles.

She especially enjoyed time spent with her family.

Pastor Jonathan Bull officiates a celebration of life at 10 a.m. Monday at First Lutheran Church, Bellefontaine, where friends may call one hour prior. A gathering of family and friends is from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday. Burial is Highland Cemetery, West Liberty.

Memorial contributions may be made to First Lutheran Church, 208 W. Sandusky Ave., Bellefontaine 43311; Green Hills Community, 6557 S. U.S. Route 68, West Liberty 43357; or the Nephrology Unit, OSU Wexner Medical Center, 395 W. 12th Ave., Ground Floor, Columbus 43210.

Arrangements were handled by Eichholtz Funeral Home, Bellefontaine, where condolences may be expressed at

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