Dorothy M. “Dot” Traynor

March 10, 1925 ‒ June 24, 2009

Apple Valley formerly of Columbus, Ohio

Dorothy M. “Dot” Traynor, age 84, of Apple Valley formerly of Columbus passed away on Wednesday, June 24, 2009 at Knox Community Hospital. She was born on March 10, 1925 in Roanoke, Virginia, a daughter of the late Hubert and Georgie (Clements) Phillips.

Dot was Roman Catholic by faith. She was an avid gardener and reader.

Dot is survived by caring husband, Dennis F. Traynor, whom she married on August 15, 1959; five grandchildren, and 4 great grandchildren; a brother, J. Gordon (Betty) Alderman of Martinsville, VA; a sister, Ruth E. McCully of Mount Vernon and a daughter in law Ellen Gibson.

In addition to parents, Dot was preceded in death by a son, Leonard H. “Lennie” Gibson Jr. and a daughter, Kathryn E. “Kitty” Gibson.

A memorial Mass will be celebrated at Saint Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Mount Vernon at 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 25, 2009 with Rev. Father Mark J. Hammond as the Celebrant. Inurnment will take place at a later date in Resurrection Cemetery, Lewis Center.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Public Library of Mount Vernon and Knox County, 201 North Mulberry St., Mount Vernon, OH 43050.

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The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon is honored to serve the family of Dorothy M. Traynor.