Dorothy M. Emmons

January 12, 1941 ‒ August 22, 2020

Mount Gilead, Ohio

Dorothy M. Emmons, age 79, of Mount Gilead, passed away peacefully Saturday morning, August 22, 2020, after a brief illness with her heart.

Dorothy was born on January 12, 1941, in Hamilton, Co, to the late Charles L. and Eunice B. (Barcus) Styer.

On October 5, 1959, Dorothy married the love of her life Dean B. Emmons who preceded her in death in 2015.

Dorothy enjoyed being active in her community. For most of her life, Dorothy has given her time volunteering for organizations such as No Limits Outreach and the Edison Enterprise Baptist Church Food Pantry. She spent some time at Burcliff Industry, Frey Farms, and tending to Maple Grove Cemetery as well.

Always on the go, Dorothy enjoyed having something to do and assisting the needs of others. She crocheted many pot holders of which became gifts to others. She also enjoyed tending to her garden and helping in her daughter’s garden as they gathered vegetables. In her spare time she enjoyed playing cards, especially Skip-Bo. She also enjoyed Rootbeer, popcorn, and attending the breakfasts at the State Park. Dorothy always loved her family, even if it meant sometimes showing them some tough love. She will be dearly missed.

Those left to cherish her memory include her children: Jerry Emmons, Nancy Emmons, and Carla Emmons-Will; grandchild: Amber (Cody) Douglas; great grandchildren: Ryan and Paisley Douglas and Abby Woody; brother, Robert (Bonnie) Styer; sisters: Helen (Dale) Bowersmith and Jane (Ralph) Bartlett; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Dean; parents: Charles and Eunice; granddaughter, Candy Mae Emmons; brothers: John, Roy, Jack, James, Donald, and Chuck Styer; and sisters: Virginia Styer, Anna Hankins, and Patricia Graves.

A celebration of her life will be held on September 19, 2020, 11 AM, at the Mt. Gilead Glory Baptist Church, with Pastor Jeff Deel officiating. (600 N. Main St., Mount Gilead, OH 43338). A meal for the family will be provided at another location following the service.

The family extends a special thank you to Dorothy’s niece, Terry Roush, for opening up her home for Dorothy to come home to and for all the extra’s she has provided the family during Dorothy’s illness.

If desired, memorial contributions may be made to No Limits Outreach Center.

Snyder Funeral Homes of Mount Gilead are honored to have been chosen to serve Dorothy’s family and your condolences may be expressed to them by visiting

  • I am so sorry for your loss Nancy and Jerry you guys are I my thoughts and prayers. May god give you some peace and comfort during this time.BIG HUGS YO YOU BOTH..❤😪

  • Nancy and Jerry, Sorry for the loss of your mother. May the Lord give you comfort during this difficult time.
    Grove and Pat Rinehart

  • Dorothy and Dean and Nancy helped raise me!! Most of my childhood I spent down the road at their house playing with the animals and helping do chores. I loved Dorothy like a mother and I will never forget her! She helped make me the person I am today. She will forever be loved and very much missed!!!

  • I am so sorry for your loss. I remember being at my grandparents (Art and Libby Doubikin) house and she would drive up in the truck. Shortly after they would be inside playing skip-bo. She was so nice and sweet. She always treated us with much respect.

  • Nancy and Jerry,
    So sorry for the loss of your mother. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family during this difficult time.

  • God bless you all. Jerry and Nancy your mom is a sweetheart and now she has her angel wings to match. Remember all the good times.

  • Jerry, Nancy, and Carla I’m so sorry for your loss. Dorothy touchd many peoples lives. She was always there to try and help anybody anyway she could. She will be missed by many.

  • Dear Jerry and Nancy, I send my love and condolences on your profound loss of your Mom. Words fail to touch adequately the pain of the loss of a Mother, but know that your friends and neighbors are praying for the healing of your hearts, and for good memories that can sustain you day to day. Love, Joyce

  • Your mother was a very giving person who always put others before herself. She will be missed by many. You have many wonderful memories. God’s blessings to you. Pat Ebersole

  • To the Family, Dorothy was one special person. I loved her dearly. She was a great
    friend to me. I miss you very much. Sorry for your loss. God bless . No Limits will miss her alot.

  • My Thoughts and Prayers to Jerry and Nancy during this difficult time. Love ❤️ and 🤗 Hugs to Both 💕🙏🏻

  • Jerry and Nancy, So sorry to hear of your mothers passing. May your memories help ease your grief. Prayers!

  • Nancy and Jerry,
    Like so many others, we are extremely saddened by the loss of Dort. She was adored by so many as you know. Her generosity and helping spirit was seemingly boundless. My mother Jenett, was particularly fond of her and spoke lovingly of her always. So on behalf of Jenett and the Holbrooks, we are again offer our most heartfelt condolences.
    God bless ….

  • My heart goes out to you all! She was an amazing woman who raised her family in love! She will for ever live in your heart although she seems so far away, she won’t be. As long as you live , a part of her lives within you! She may have felt that you were the very best part of her , that’s how a loving mother feels! Just always remember that!! I’ll be praying for your comfort and thinking of you much during this lonely time. May God continue to Bless and keep you in his perfect love!

  • Jerry and Nancy, so sorry to hear of Dorothy’s passing. May your memories help to comfort you all during this time. Much love❤️

  • Nancy and Jerry,
    We are so sorry to hear of Dorothy’s passing. She was always a great joy to be around and we all loved her very much! She will be missed. We send our love and prayers to all of you at this very difficult time. God Bless.

  • Oh oh we are so sorry for your loss she was such a sweet lady, sending up prayers for the family, God bless you all.

  • Nancy and Jerry, So sorry to hear about your dear Mom. Dorothy was always such a good neighbor and helped us out so much when we lived on County Road 20. I remember her helping us when we were building our garage and she was out there working just like a man to help lift those walls. She was so strong. I have so many fond memories of her. May God grant you peace and surround you with love and comfort in the days ahead.

  • Sorry Jerry and Nancy for your lost your Mother was the most generous person I have known here cousin Tuffy

  • Take comfort in the memories she left with the ones she loved. She will be missed by many of her loved ones. 🙏🙏

  • So sorry to hear this
    Dorothy was such a kind and loving person. No matter where I saw her or long it had been she always had a smile and a hug for me . She will truly be missed Rest in the arms of the angels now dorothy
    Pat Howard

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