Dorothy “Dottie” Ervin

June 21, 1925 ‒ August 12, 2021

Marion, Ohio

Dorothy “Dottie” Ervin, age 96 of Marion, passed away Thursday, August 12, 2021 at Marion General Hospital.

Dottie was born June 21, 1925 in Huntington, Indiana, the daughter of Alonzo and Sarah Ellen (Richmond) Kiser. She graduated from high school and worked for a phone company in Indiana before moving to Marion where she worked for Clark Metal.

On March 31, 1946 she was united in marriage to Garl E. Ervin. He preceded her in death on June 15, 2002.

Dottie was an avid quilter, fierce card player and loved word searches. She enjoyed spending time at the Senior Centers in Marion and Prospect and she had a deep and abiding faith and was a devoted member of the First Church of the Brethren.

She is survived by her son, Larry (RobAnn) Ervin; grandchildren: Ryan Sinden, Alain Sinden, and William Cole (Amanda) Sinden; and great grandchildren: Harrison and Archer Sinden.

Dottie is preceded in death by her parents, husband Garl E. Ervin; children: Janet Sue Ervin and Glenn E. Ervin; also 3 brothers and 2 sisters.

Visitation will be Thursday, August 19, 2021 at First Church of the Brethren, 860 E Church St, Marion from 10:30AM to 11:30AM; funeral service will follow at 11:30AM; burial will be in Marion Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the church.

The Snyder Funeral Homes of Marion are honored to serve the family; condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting



  • Our sympathy to you at this sad time. May the wonderful memories of your Mom bring you peace. Hugs to both you and Robann. We love you.
    Bart and Jane

  • Larry. Robson. Our deepest sympathy. Aunt Dorothy was such a precious person. Treasure the memories and know we are thinking of you in our prayers ❤️❤️

  • Dear Robann and Larry, My sincerest sympathy to all of your family upon Dottie’s passing. Thoughts and prayers to you.

  • Larry and Robann,
    Unusual circumstances prevented me from attending today, but know I’m thinking of all of you, and I’ll catch up with you in the near future. I have such fond memories of aunt Dottie. Love, cousin Patrick