Dorothy A. “Dot” Yontz

October 16, 1926 ‒ May 08, 2010

Mansfield, Ohio

MANSFIELD: Dorothy A. “Dot” Yontz, age 83, of Mansfield passed away Saturday afternoon, May 8, 2010 in MedCentral Mansfield Hospital following a short illness.

She was born October 16, 1926 in Mansfield, the daughter of Fred and Mildred (Ports) Ohler. A lifelong area resident, Dot was graduated from Mansfield Senior High School in 1945.

On July 20, 1947 she married Thomas G. Yontz, who preceded her in death on March 17, 2005.

Dot shared many hobbies with Tom, including woodcarving. She was one of the founding three members of the Johnny Appleseed Woodcarvers Club and served as president from 1990 to 1991.

She enjoyed being outdoors and volunteered for over 24 years at Gorman Nature Center. There, she was a member of the Natural Foxes, a ladies group that met for dinner each month.

Alongside of Tom, Dot also spent a lot of time at Oak Hill Cottage where she devoted her time for 26 years.

Dot was very active and athletic. She enjoyed horseback riding, golf, bowling and tennis.

Dot attended Southside Christian Church.

Most of all, Dot was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She dedicated her life to raising and caring for her boys and family. Nothing brought her such joy as spending the day gathered with her loved ones.

She is survived by two sons and a daughter-in-law Steve and Nancy Yontz of Newark and Jeff Yontz of Mansfield; and two grandchildren Jake and Kristen Yontz of Crestline, and Matthew Yontz of Mansfield, and a brother-in-law Charles Sofield of New York.

In addition to her husband, Tom, she was preceded in death by an infant son Barry Scott Yontz, a grandson Philip Yontz, a sister Lois Sofield, and brother-in-law Gail Yontz.

The family will receive friends Wednesday, May 12, 2010 from 4-7 pm in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home, where the funeral service will be held Thursday at 10:30 am. The Rev. Paul Lintern will officiate. Burial will follow in Mansfield Memorial Park.

Memorial contributions to Gorman Nature Center may be made through the funeral home.

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