Dorothy “Dottie” Rayburn
March 13, 1938 ‒ April 27, 2015
Dorothy “Dottie” Rayburn, age 77 of Delaware passed away at home peacefully early Monday, April 27, 2015 surrounded by her treasured family.
She was born on March 13, 1938 in Paintsville, Kentucky to the late Elijah and Eva (Caudill) Cordial and moved to Delaware in 1946. While working as a ticket taker at the former Kingman Drive-in Theater, she caught the eye of William Rayburn Jr. They would marry in 1954 and together shared 44 years through thick and thin, raising their family. Sadly William passed away in 1998 and her life was forever changed.
In addition to tending and caring for every need of her family, she worked 18 years in the paint department of the former Grumman Flexible plant in Delaware. A bowler in her younger years, she was also a member of the former Delaware Elk’s.
A member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Delaware, she enjoyed the holidays, fishing on the waters of Lake Erie, working search puzzles, and her grandchildren. Her baked goods will long be remembered, especially her buckeye’s and holiday cookies.
Dottie was a homebody at heart and a simple and kind woman. Strong willed, she loved unconditionally and will be remembered for her love of family and happy times spent fishing.
Survived by her beloved children W. Steve of TN, twins Mark (Karla) of Goshen, IN and Keith of Delaware, Charlynn (Greg) Clark of Ashley, Brent (Joyce Phillips) of Delaware, Brian “Toby” (Mona) of Kilbourne, Becky Rayburn (Tracy Culver), and LeeAnn Rayburn both of Delaware, 10 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, sisters Rita Dennis of Akron, Charlotte Cordial (Ed Wachsman) of Worthington, numerous nieces and nephews.
She was also preceded in death by her sisters Lassie Gale, Janet Sullivan, Juanita Gruber, Garnet Lawrence, and Opal Cordial
Special thanks to Joyce Phillips, her care giver and best friend.
Friends may 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, 75 W. William St. (SR 36) in Delaware. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 a.m. Thursday at St. Mary Church, 82 E. William St., Delaware with Rev. Michael Watson and Rev. James Black Concelebrants. Burial will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery beside her husband.
Memorial contributions can be made to Ohio Health Hospice.
Condolences may be expressed at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com