Dorothy J. “Martha” Colvin

March 01, 1923 ‒ September 05, 2005

Delaware, Ohio

Dorothy J. “Martha” Colvin, age 82, of Delaware died early Monday morning, September 5, 2005 at Sunny Vee Nursing Home.

She was born in Asa Creek, Kentucky on March 1, 1923 to the late Newton Clark and Sarah Luna (Williams) Fairchild. Dorothy graduated from Oil Springs High School. She resided in Johnson County, Kentucky, where her family survived a tornado together, until 1961 when she and her family moved to Delaware. Dorothy worked at several restaurants in Delaware as a cook, most notably Swopes Coffee Shop.

Dorothy was a family oriented woman who dearly loved her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She enjoyed quilting blankets, sewing, reading, and gardening.

She is survived by her Sons: James (Cindy) Colvin, Bruce (Deborah) Colvin, and Donald (Sally) Colvin all of Delaware, Daughter: Glenna “Sis” Hicks of Springfield, Grandchildren: Donald Leroy (Beth) Colvin, Timothy Lee (Rhonda) Colvin, Melissa Jean (Rob) Ward, Benjamin Samuel Hicks, David Walter Colvin, Joette Jean Colvin, Noel T. (Crystal) Sparks, Kristin Diane (Nick) Grimes, Amie Sue (Matthew) McKenzie, Kelli Cleora Colvin, and James Joseph Colvin, Step-Grandchildren: Chad White, Tonya White, and Lisa (Rick) Howard, Great-Grandchildren: Alana, Ty, Levi, Kady, Arrianne, Zach, Hayden, Skylie, Haley, Heather, Ally Ann, Cole David, Logan, and Dylan, Sister: Dora Caudill of Mt. Sterling, Brother-in-law: Leroy E. Colvin of Marysville, and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of almost 35 years on November 13, 1975, Walter Payne Colvin, whom she married on March 19, 1941, also by her Son: Francis Leroy “Lee” Colvin, and 7 Brothers and Sisters.

The family will greet friends on Thursday from 4 – 8 p.m. at the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, 75 W. William St., Delaware, where funeral services will be held on Friday at 10:00 a.m., with Pastor Jeff Slider officiating. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery in Marysville.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Sunny Vee Nursing Home, 54 W. Lincoln Ave., Delaware, Ohio 43015.

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