Dorothy June Rannebarger
August 31, 1924 ‒ March 19, 2020
Formerly of Sunbury, Ohio
Dorothy June (Daughters) Rannebarger age 95, of Sunbury, passed away Thursday evening, March 19, 2020 at Bluebird Retirement Community of Marysville, Ohio. She was born August 31, 1924 in Van Wert, Ohio, daughter to the late Charles G. & Dorothy M. Daughters.
Dorothy attended North High School and graduated in 1943. She attended The Ohio State University, where she earned a bachelor of science degree in home economics, minoring in French and Spanish. Dorothy went on to earn master’s degrees in French and Spanish. She became a French Teaching Assistant for The Ohio State University, and later taught French, Spanish, German, Latin, and History for Bishop Hartley, and St. Francis DeSales High Schools. She also taught French as a volunteer at Harlem Township, and St. Paul Catholic Elementary Schools.
Left to cherish Dorothy’s memory are her sons: Tim Rannebarger, and Steve (Debbie) Rannebarger; daughters: Catherine (John) Hufnagle, Theresa Nakama, and Peggy (Andy) Wallace; 15 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, 2 great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nephews, nieces and cousins.
Dorothy married Harold L. Rannebarger June 16, 1943, at Chanute Field, Illinois. They were a war couple, and remained together for nearly seventy years. The Rannebargers lived most of their married life together in Sunbury, Ohio. Dorothy was an active member of St. John Neumann Catholic Church in Sunbury, Ohio, where she sang in the choir. She was also involved in the Cub Scouts Pack 347, the St. Paul PTA, The Columbus Symphony Choir, and was a 4-H advisor who taught sewing, and gardening.
Dorothy had a lifelong love of learning, everything from languages to history, reading, sewing, gardening, knitting, teaching, traveling, drawing and painting.
In addition to her parents, Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband Harold; sons: Charles Robert, and Thomas Aquinas; and brother, Charles Daughters.
A visitation for family will be held Wednesday, March 25, 2020 at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, 637 N. SR 61, Sunbury, OH, from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. For your health and safety, and that of the Rannebarger family social distancing will be observed.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to Heartland Hospice of Marysville, Ohio.