Dorothy J. Gilmore 1921-2013

HOWLAND – Dorothy Jane Gilmore, 91, died Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013, at Trumbull Memorial Hospital in Warren.

She was born on April 9, 1921, in Youngstown, the daughter of Frank E. and Grace Owings Beach.

Dorothy was a 1938 graduate of Vienna High School and an active member of Howland Community Church since 1951. She was a member of the Women’s Fellowship and had served as church deaconess.

Besides working as a homemaker, Dorothy had worked a Waldenbooks in the Eastwood Mall, retiring in 1985, and had worked previously as an office clerk at Allied Metals in Niles.

She was an active parent in the Warren Junior Military Band, serving on the travel committee and secretary during the 1970s.

She enjoyed traveling, sewing, knitting and cross stitch and was active in several card clubs. Mostly, she enjoyed spending time with her family.

Her husband, Roland W. Gilmore, whom she married Sept. 3, 1949, preceded her in death Aug. 17, 2007.

She is survived by her son, Thomas (Virginia) Gilmore of Howland and by her daughter, Natalie (Robin) Sanders of Bazetta. Also surviving are five grandchildren, Timothy, Justin and Jacob Gilmore, Matthew Sanders and Corrine (Andrew) Dyett, as well as many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Amanda Jane Gilmore, and a sister, Mary Lou Walters.

The family will receive friends 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Lane Family Funeral Homes, Roberts-Clark Chapel, 180 Garfield Drive, Warren, OH 44483.

Service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Howland Community Church, where the family will receive friends one hour prior.

Burial will be at the Crown Hill Burial Park in Vienna at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in Dorothy’s memory to: Howland Community Church, 198 Niles Cortland Road S.E., Warren, OH 44484.

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