Dorothy J. Calkins

October 28, 1921 ‒ July 04, 2010

Mount Vernon, Ohio

Dorothy J. Calkins, age 88, of Mount Vernon, died Sunday July 4, 2010 at the Ohio Eastern Star Home in Mount Vernon. Dorothy was born October 28, 1921 in Mount Vernon to William E. and Mary C. (Totman) Ackerman and had spent her lifetime in the Mount Vernon area.

She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Mount Vernon and had served as a volunteer for the Knox County Chapter of the American Red Cross for 16 years.

Surviving are her daughters Marilyn J. (Bruce) Hite of Mount Vernon, Marcia L. (John) Ashcraft of Fredericktown and Barbara J. (David) Taylor of Bellville; 5 grandchildren Andrew W. (Sandra) Hite, Michael P. Ashcraft, Richard A. Ashcraft, Kevin G. Maxwell and Jennifer N. Maxwell; 2 step grandchildren Mandy (Luke) Magee and Eric Taylor; 7 great grandchildren Brian, Matthew, Alisha, Abby and Katie Hite, Izadora Maxwell, and Johnathon Ashcraft; her sisters Helen Lanning of Mount Vernon and Shirley Ross of Bellville. Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Carl E. Calkins in 2007, a grandson Alan S. Hite in 2003 and three brothers, Charles Ackerman, Kenneth “Buzz” Ackerman, and Walter “Squint” Ackerman.

Friends may call Friday, July 9, 2010 from 6pm to 8pm at the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home, 201 Newark Road, Mount Vernon, where funeral services will be Saturday at 11am. A private burial will follow at Saint Johns Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Knox County, 17700 Coshocton Road, Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050 or to the Ohio Eastern Star Home, 1451 Gambier Road, Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050.

The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon is honored to have been chosen to serve the family of Dorothy J. Calkins.