Dorothy Faye Chandler

September 13, 1939 ‒ October 04, 2008

Galena, Ohio

Dorothy Faye Chandler, age 69 of Galena, went home to our Lord Jesus Christ on October 4, 2008 after a brief illness.

She was born on September 13, 1939 in Columbus to the late James and Rose (Rovick) Sims. She was a member of the Galena United Methodist Church. She enjoyed quilting, crocheting, sewing and embroidery and was a remarkable woman.

Dorothy was a loving and devoted wife, mother , grandmother and great grandmother. Her life was spent spreading love and comfort to all she met, including her 33 foster children. Her interests included having as many adventures with her family as possible including trips with her eldest daughter. She loved going to the riverboat, Las Vegas and bingo. She also was an accomplished cook who authored a low carb cookbook, and spent 5 years in home health care. Her motto in life was, ”We may not have it all together, but together we have it all.” Her motto and endless love will bind her family and friends together until she greets us all at heaven’s door.

Dorothy is preceded by her son: Danny Lee Chandler on April 30, 1992; father-in-law: Perry Chandler.

She is survived by her loving husband of almost 51 years: Charles Chandler and they were married November 27, 1957 in Connersville, IN; daughters: Barbara Lesieur of Condit, Linda (Larry) Channell of Waldo; grandchildren: Charlene (Nick) Holdren of Blacklick, Amanda (Patrick) Rippeth of Columbus, Randy (Chasity) Channell of Marion, Amy Channell of Columbus; great grandchildren: Christina, Dominic, Avanelle and Emily. Brothers: James (Pat) Sims of Texas, Robert (Judy) Sims of Columbus; sisters: Esther Sheline of Columbus, Rose Mary (Dr. David) Rudy of Delaware, Nancy (Jim) Singleton of Johnstown, Patty (Bud) Payne of Edison, Donna (Scott) Cooper of California.

She is also survived by her mother-in-law: Maude Chandler of Galena, brothers-in-law: Darrell Chandler of Galena, Donald (Lee) Chandler of Columbus, Carl (Jeanette) Chandler of Columbus, James (Bonnie) Chandler of Johnstown, Steven (Cindy) Chandler of Galena; sisters-in-law: Joanne MacGregor of Galena, Judy (Cleo) Andrus of Galena, Kathy Chandler of Columbus. Numerous nieces and nephews.

Friends may call Tuesday from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. at the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, SR 3 at 61, Sunbury. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the Galena United Methodist Church, 2777 Sunbury Road, Galena with Rev. Jeffrey Croft officiating. Interment will follow in the Galena Cemetery.

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