Dorothy J. Dawson

October 12, 1933 ‒ February 16, 2017

Delaware, Ohio

Dorothy J. Dawson 83, of Delaware passed away Thursday February 16, 2017 at Willow Brook Christian Village in Delaware.

She was born October 12, 1933 in Urbana, Ohio the daughter of the late Floyd P. & Gladys K. (Kite) Strayer.

Dorothy had a passion for traveling, which led her to be a tour guide for People’s Travel Agency. Dorothy was a member of the Red Hat Society, and was also a member of the Kilbourne United Methodist Church.

Left to cherish her memory is her husband of 18 years Richard Dawson; step son Doug (Cathy) Dawson; Step daughters Cindy (Howard) Thatcher, Penny (Chris) Matthewson, Meredith Martin; 6 grandchildren, and 2 great grandchildren; sister in-laws Mary Strayer, Helen Strayer, and Mary Jane Strayer; 11 nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her first husband of 20 years Hal Martin; brothers Floyd, and Paul Strayer who served in the U.S. Air Force during WWII, Robert Strayer who served in the U.S Air Force, and William Strayer who served in the U.S. Navy; nephew Robert Strayer Jr.; close cousin Leona McNary; step daughter Mary Sue Giroux.

Growing up with 4 brothers, Dorothy was determined at an early age. That determination came into play with her love for golf, eventually hitting three  holes in one. Dorothy also had a passion for dogs, and horses. She enjoyed watching football, and women’s college Basketball. She also enjoyed spending the harsh winter months down in the Florida with her husband.

Funeral services are 11:00 a.m. Monday February 20, 2016 at the Kilbourne United Methodist Church 5591 St. Rt. 521 Kilbourne, Ohio 43032. Family and friends may call an hour prior to the service. Burial will be 11:00 a.m. Tuesday February 21, at Oak Dale Cemetery in Urbana, Ohio.

In Lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be directed towards Kilbourne United Methodist Church.

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The Snyder- Rodman Funeral Center in Delaware is honored to serve Dorothy’s family.

  • We are so sorry for your loss. It’s never easy losing a loved one, no matter what the age. Let us know if we can do anything. With love, Ron and Amy Ruggles

  • Prayers are with your family and friends. God’s blessing of comfort be with you at this time.

  • To Cindy and Junior, and the families my sincere thought and prayers are with all of you.


    Donna L Mitchell