Dorothy E. Isett

December 14, 1926 ‒ August 24, 2007

Plain City and formerly Marion, Ohio

Dorothy E. Isett, age 80, of Plain City and formerly of Marion, died on Friday evening, August 24, 2007, at her residence following a year long illness.

She was born in Lima, Ohio, on December 14, 1926, the daughter of the late Linus and Margaret Mort Baer. At the age of two, Dorothy and her family moved to Marion for her father’s work. She graduated from the Marion Harding High School in the Class of 1945.

On June 4, 1946, Dorothy married her loving husband of 46 years, Frederick Isett, at the Forest Lawn Presbyterian Church in Marion. Together they enjoyed bowling in mix leagues in Marion. In 1983, Dorothy and Fred moved to St. Petersburg, Florida. Fred preceded her in death on December 6, 1992.

For thirty one years, Dorothy worked as the office manager for Greyhound in Marion, where she retired from.

She was a member and former deacon of Forest Lawn Presbyterian Church in Marion.

During her time in Pinellas County, Florida, Dorothy loved to play bingo in the Community Clubhouse and the Senior Center. She would play cards with “anyone, anywhere” which even got her involved in poker games with her special friend, Joe.

Thorough, organized, and well planned were words often used to describe Dorothy, as she kept everyone and their affairs in order. She especially kept her husband Fred in line, as she excelled in managing their budget, when he would have the tendency of being somewhat careless.

A “chocoholic,” she loved her Hershey kisses and Three Musketeers, though she recently acquired a fondness for Dots as well.

Always fun loving, Dorothy enjoyed making bead jewelry for her family whom she loved with all of her heart.

She will be missed by her daughter: Barbara (Gregory) Zoker of Plain City; daughter-in-law: Cheryl Isett of Delaware; three granddaughters: Jennifer Sue Madden, Jennifer Lynn Zoker, and Janelle Lea Zoker; five great-grandchildren: Johnathan, Alexandria, Brandon, and Zachary Madden, and Celia Hughes; two brothers: Rev. Robert (Joanne) Baer of Carlton, Virginia, and Edward Baer of Marion; and her special friend: Joseph Vento of Pinellas Park, Florida.

Including her husband and parents, Dorothy was preceded in death by her son: Stephen Isett in 2003; one grandson: Kristopher Lee Madden in 1996; and her brother: Eugene Baer in 1999.

Her family will greet friends on Monday from 4 – 7 p.m. at the Denzer-Farison-Hottinger & Snyder Funeral Home, 360 E. Center St., Marion, where funeral services will be held on Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. with her brother Rev. Robert Baer and Lay Pastor Richard Mickley officiating. Burial will follow in Grand Prairie Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Homereach Hospice, 3595 Olentangy River Rd., Columbus, Ohio 43214, or to The Leukemia Society, Central Ohio Chapter, 2225 City Gate Drive, Suite E, Columbus, Ohio 43219.

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