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Dorothy A. Cowling

August 19, 1923 June 13, 2019
Dorothy A. Cowling
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Dorothy A. (Shaner) Cowling, 95 of Spencer, Ohio passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, June 13, 2019 at Brookdale South in Medina, Ohio where she had resided the past 18 months.
She was born August 19, 1923 in Akron to Cyril and Bertha (Zipfel) Shaner.
Dorothy was a 1941 graduate of Garfield High School in Akron. She later graduated from Kent State Business College in 1944, and began working as a bookkeeper for Fairlawn Supply and Concrete, where she retired from in 1984 after 40 years of service.
She moved to Spencer following her marriage to Jack Cowling on October 26, 1991.
Dorothy was a member of the Spencer Pythian Sisters Lodge, Spencer United Methodist Church, and 70- year member of Alpha Iota Business Sorority, serving as an Ohio Regional Counselor for 10 years.
She loved dancing, gardening, reading and enjoyed her family and friends.
She is survived by her
Sister, Helen Aberth of Smithfield, VA
Sister-in-Law, Janet Shaner of Kihi Maui, Hawaii
Nieces, Mary Roth of Nevada
Laura Gale of Canada
Beth Garner of Virginia
Connie McColley of West Virginia
Diana LaMonte of Uhrichsville, OH
Linda DiDonato of Dover, OH
Nephew, Michael Shaner of West Virginia
She was preceded in death by her husband Jack, and brother Kenneth Shaner.
Visitation will be Monday, June 17, from 1:00 – 3:00 PM at Parker Funeral Home, 202 E. Main St., Spencer followed by a graveside service in Spencer Cemetery immediately following the visitation.
Pastor Reid Firestone will officiate.
Memorial contributions may be made to Spencer United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 125, Spencer, OH 44275, or a charity of choice.
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1:00 PM 6/17/2019 1:00:00 PM - 3:00 PM 6/17/2019 3:00:00 PM
Parker & Son Funeral Home - Spencer

202 East Main Street
Spencer, OH 44275

Parker & Son Funeral Home - Spencer
202 East Main Street Spencer 44275 OH
United States

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3:00 PM 6/17/2019 3:00:00 PM
Spencer Cemetery

E Main Street
Spencer, OH 44275

Spencer Cemetery
E Main Street Spencer 44275 OH
United States

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