Dorothy Mae Stiles
July 23, 1921 ‒ February 05, 2015
Dorothy Mae Stiles, age 93, of Fredericktown, Ohio, passed away on Thursday, February 5, 2015 at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born on July 23, 1921 one of 14 children of William and Gertrude (Budd) Rhoads. Dorothy owned and operated the Purity Store in Purity, Ohio and she worked for the Ashley Ribbon Factory. Always a hard worker, Dorothy kept great pride in keeping her house clean and spotless.
In her free time she enjoyed attending family reunions, helping her husband take care of their Belgian horses, sewing and making crafts for her family and friends. Dorothy has made approximately 100 quilts, wall hangings, ceramics and paintings for her friends and family to enjoy. Her love for the cardinal bird was evident in her extensive collection of ceramics.
Dorothy was a member of the Fredericktown Church of the Nazarene and the Fredericktown Senior Citizens. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and sister and will be greatly missed by her family and many friends.
She is survived by her son, Don (Betty) Owen of Mount Vernon, a step-daughter, Charlotte (Dale) Covrett of Delaware, seven grandchildren, Robert (Karen) Owen, Randy (Tonya) Owen, Rusty Owen, Teresa (Ben) Wiker, Barry (Kim) George, Dala (Ron) Bishop and Dodie (Grant) Bias, seventeen great grandchildren and four great great grandchildren. She is also survived by two sisters, Juanita Walter and Erma Moon.
Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her first husband, Robert Owen, second husband, C. Earl Stiles, daughter and son-in-law, Florence and John George, two grandsons, brothers and sisters, Vernon Rhoads, Winona Smith, Pauline Strayer, Wanda Moon, Cecil Rhoads, Laurence Rhoads, Mildred Rhoads, Lucille Belisle, Opal Norgen, Connie Lawson and Muriel Hetrick.
Friends may call on Monday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Snyder Funeral Home in Fredericktown where a funeral service will be held on Tuesday at 11 a.m. A graveside service will be held on Tuesday at 1 p.m. in Oak Grove Cemetery in Delaware, Ohio. Pastor George Small will be officiating.
Memorial contributions in Dorothy’s name may be made to the Salvation Army or the charity of one’s choice.
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The Snyder Funeral Home of Fredericktown is honored to serve the family of Dorothy Mae Stiles.