Dorothy (Davis) Lanum
May 05, 1934 ‒ October 10, 2021
Formerly of Mount Gilead, Ohio
Dorothy (Davis) Lanum, age 87, of Galion and formerly of Mount Gilead, passed away Sunday, October 10, 2021, at Signature Healthcare of Galion.
On May 5, 1934, Dorothy was born in Morrow County, Ohio, a daughter of the late David A. and Whinney (Cowdrey) Davis. She attended Tuscarawas-Warwick High School.
Dorothy married the love of her life, John L. Lanum, Sr., on September 8, 1951. They shared 42 wonderful years together as husband and wife before he preceded her in death in 1994.
A woman of faith, Dorothy was a member of the Galion Seventh-day Adventist Church.
Dorothy was a homemaker, first and foremost. She and John would go to auctions and garage sales to purchase items. They would then set up at flea markets to resell their goods. Dorothy’s specialty was buying and selling antique jewelry.
Dorothy loved to be outside working in her garden, looking for arrowheads and mushroom hunting. She always had pets and her dogs were a big part of her life.
Dorothy will be dearly missed by her four children: John (Patti) Lanum Jr. of Marengo, Teresa (Jim) Bloomfield of Chesterville, Linda Miller of Galion, Cindy (Oliver) Craner of Galion; seven grandchildren: Terri (Douglas) Bowling, James Bloomfield, Matthew (Mary) Miller, Kristin (Daniel) Morsie, Olivia Craner, Gail Craner, Ross Craner; and nine great grandchildren.
In addition to her husband and parents, Dorothy was preceded in death by two sisters: Mildred Curtis and Betty Robson; and a grandson, Craig Lanum.
A private family graveside service will take place at Bryn Zion Cemetery.
A Celebration of Life will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 24, 2021, at the Galion Seventh-day Adventist Church.
Memorial contributions in Dorothy’s name may be made to Kindred Hospice of Ohio.
Snyder Funeral Homes of Mount Gilead are honored to have been chosen to serve Dorothy’s family, and your special memories or condolences may be shared with them by visiting www.SnyderFuneralHomes.com.