Dorothy L. (Kunkel) Mahaffey

February 19, 1933 ‒ September 27, 2014

Galion, Ohio

Dorothy L. (Kunkel) Mahaffey, age 81, of Galion died Saturday, September 27, 2014 unexpectedly at home.

Born February 19, 1933 in Galion, she was the daughter of William J. and Lucile (Shumaker) Kunkel. She married Richard E. Mahaffey on July 27, 1952 and he preceded her on December 19, 1985.

She was a graduate of Leesville High School in 1951 and a member of St. Paul’s United Methodist Church. Dorothy worked at Lifetouch in Galion retiring as a supervisor in 1999. She was a member of Mothers Of Military Service of Galion, Crawford County Concert Association, Galion Community Theatre and a life member of Galion Women’s Bowling Association. She was an avid reader and knitter.

She is survived by daughter-in-law Lynette Mahaffey of Sugarcreek; grandchildren William Jacob (Kellie) Mahaffey of Sugarcreek, Erin Mahaffey of Poland, Ohio, Clayton Davis of Kent and Nicholas R. Davis of Mt. Gilead; great-grandchildren Austin and Aidan Mahaffey; sisters Kay (Dick) Stowe of Galion and Linda (John) Keller of Bucyrus and four nieces.

In addition to her husband and parents she was preceded in death by son Rev. John Mahaffey and daughter Rebecca Mahaffey Davis.

The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at Snyder Funeral Home Richardson Davis Chapel in Galion where services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, October 1 with Rev. Ash Welch officiating. Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery in Galion.

Memorial contributions may be made to Mothers Of Military Service of Galion in care of the funeral home.

Snyder Funeral Home Richardson Davis Chapel in Galion is honored to serve the family of Dorothy Mahaffey, and condolences may be made to them at

  • Dorothy was very special and I always enjoyed talking to her. I will truely miss her as I know so many others will also. I send my very sincere condolences to all of her family. God Bless

  • I’m so sorry to hear about Dorothy’s passing. She will be greatly missed. I’m sorry that I won’t be able to make it to the funeral. Love you all.

  • Linda And Kay We are sorry to hear about Dorothy’s passing. We know she is with Lord now.
    Dave And Ruth Kruger
    North South Carolina

  • My deepest sympathy to all of you. Dorothy was a special, giving woman, who loved with all her heart. The M.O.M.S. group will miss her. Prayers to you.

  • I’ve know Dorothy a lot of years, and thought a lot of her. When I heard of her passing, I couldn’t help but think . “What a wonderful homecoming, she must be having.” Good for her, she will be missed. God bless…

  • Very sad to learn of Dorothy’s passing. I will never forget her from all the years bowling with her in Galion.

  • Kay & Linda and family –

    How terribly sad we are to learn of Dorothy’s passing. How hard it is to let her go, to be with our heavenly father, joining our family & friends in heaven. She was very special to us all. Dorothy will always have a very special place in my heart! How blessed & proud I’ve always been to share our special birthday connection- Dorothy, Aunt Lucille & Grandpa – always are & will forever remain in my thoughts & prayers, especially on our very special day every year. How truly blessed she is to always be surrounded & strengthened by all the love from so many of her family & friends, both near & far, as well as be in their constant thoughts & prayers. She will be missed by all who knew her! I am sorry we can’t be with you at this very sad time but we will be with you in thought & prayer! Love & Hugs! Susie & family

  • So sorry to hear of Dorothy’s passing and so sorry I didn’t find out about it til after the viewing hours. Our Thoughts and Prayers are with her family at this time. She was a good person and will be missed by many.

  • I am so sorry to hear of Dorothy’s passing. I enjoyed working with her this past summer very much, her spirit was contagious and her stories were entertaining! My God be with your family in your time if need and healing .

  • Our sincere condolences to the family. We remember Dorothy fondly from her visits to the family while John was our Pastor. May you feel the Lord’s presence near during the coming days of healing and need.
    Our prayers continue to be with you.

    The congregation of UHUMC