Dorothy Jean Dopkiss

June 13, 1928 ‒ November 26, 2020

Delaware, Ohio

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Dorothy Jean Dopkiss on Thursday, November 26, 2020 at the age of 92.

Preceded in death by her parents, seven siblings and her first child, Frank Michael, shortly after birth, Jean always lived her life lovingly as a model of strength and compassion to her family and all those around her.

She is survived by her loving husband of more than 70 years, Frank, along with their children including Michael (Leslie), Cathy (Matt), Beth (Rich), Cindy (Stuart) and Frank (Lisa), along with 13 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren, with two more on the way, all of whom will miss her greatly. She will be further missed by many wonderful nieces, nephews, caring neighbors and friends and other extended family members.

Throughout her life, Jean was a role model for all mothers as she and her husband raised their family with the greatest of love, care and commitment. After her short career working for Belmont County, she dedicated her life to the focus on family, while still making time to participate in many school, church and community organizational activities without fail. The memories created over those years between Jean and her family and friends will never be forgotten; they will remain always in the hearts of those lives that she touched so positively.

A private family prayer service will be held at this time, with a memorial service being planned for the spring of 2021 in Jean’s home town of St. Clairsville, OH.

Memorial donations may be made to Kobacker House or Willow Brook Christian Village.

The Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center of Delaware is honored to assist the Dopkiss family.

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  • My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Jean was my very best friend since high school. I have so many wonderful memories. Love … Rosemary Carroll Link

  • Such fond memories of your Mom & Dad from friends at Joy & our daughters relationship which continues today. A welcoming smile-you will be greatly missed. Our thoughts and prayers to you & your whole family🙏

  • Aunt Jean was a very special and wonderful lady. Always had such a welcoming home when we would come to visit. She had a beautiful smile and glow about her. I will miss her. Sincere sympathy to Uncle Frank and family. Love , Barbara

  • I have such great memories of Aunt Jean. When I was a kid my dad and mom would drive us up to St. Clairsville from Wheeling on the weekend and we would go around and see everyone. We would stop at Aunt Jean and Uncle Franks and she always said the nicest things to me…..and of course, we had to eat too. She was a sweet lady and I was sad to hear of her passing. My sincere sympathy to Uncle Frank and all the family.
    Love, Robert Diab

  • I knew my mother’s best friend Jean all my life!! She was always interested in our lives- rejoicing in our accomplishments, compassionate in difficulties. The entire family radiated peace and welcome! I can close my eyes and be in her kitchen, or the beautiful living room, or the wonderful big yard. Watching the great friendship between Frank and Jean, and my parents John and Rosemary— was such a gift! Our deepest sympathy, love and prayers to Frank, Mike, Cathy, Beth, Cindy and Frankie, and the entire family.
    Love, Marianne Betters (and Ralph)

  • Aunt Jean was the perfect example of how we should live our life and treat our family, friends and community – with kindness, compassion and love. Uncle Frank, you and Aunt Jean always made us feel so welcome in your home and we miss you and we will miss Aunt Jean, as we know you will. Sending our thoughts, love and prayers to you and the family. With love from all of the Diab family, Stephen and Margaret.

  • Frank and family – our sincere condolences on the passing of Jean, your beloved wife, mother and grandmother. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.

  • Sending hugs, love and prayers to the entire Dopkiss Family.
    We were so saddened to read about her passing.
    Tag and I both have so many wonderful memories of days and nights spent at your warm loving home in good old St. C..
    Mom Dopkiss use to laugh, scold, feed and love us as her own.
    Blessings & love from above will follow her family.

  • Fond memories of hanging out in the kitchen with Mrs D and Mr D. Will miss her smiling face and kindness