Dorothy J. Dales

October 10, 1928 ‒ March 24, 2016

Mount Vernon, Ohio

Dorothy J. Dales, age 87, of Mount Vernon, OH, passed away on Thursday, March 24, 2016 at Knox Community Hospital in Mount Vernon. She was born in Salem, OH, to the late Ray C. and Edna (Barnard) Dales on October 10, 1928.

Dorothy spent her life working and devoting her time to the world wide Seventh-day Adventist Church working as an administrative assistant to several presidents. She worked at the Division, Union and Local Conference levels.  Dorothy also spent valuable time at Washington Adventist Hospital in Tacoma Park, MD.  One of her greatest accomplishments was going to work at the Singapore Mission for four years.  Anyone that knew Dorothy could count on her to get anything that they needed.

She is survived by a brother, Richard Dales of PA; and several nieces and nephews.

Besides her parents she is preceded in death by 3 sisters and 2 brothers.

A funeral service will be held on Monday, March 28, 2016 at 10:30 AM with a half hour prior of calling before at the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home; 201 Newark Rd. Mount Vernon, OH, 43050 with Pastor Fred Shoemaker officiating. Burial will take place at Dugan Cemetery in Fowler, OH.

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  • Dorothy you will truly be missed. She was always a joy to see at the Hill Church especially when we were greeting. She always had a smile for us that we will always remember. Thoughts and prayers to the family.