Dorothy V. Conklin 1927-2017

HOWLAND — Dorothy V. Conklin, 90, dearest mother and wife, left this world peacefully on the morning of Friday, Dec. 1, 2017, at her home to be with her Lord Jesus following a five-month illness.

Dorothy was born Nov. 14, 1927, at the family homestead in Niles, the daughter of Thomas James and Josephine Chisler Davis, and had lived in Niles and Howland her entire life.

She was a 1945 graduate of Niles McKinley High School. She worked for three years at the Niles Glass Plant of General Electric Company until her marriage to Keith on Nov. 27, 1948.

“Dot” Conklin recently celebrated her 90th birthday with her whole family and 69th wedding anniversary with her sweetheart husband, Keith M. Conklin.

She was an active member of St. Stephen Church, Niles Catholic Women’s Club and Birthright of Trumbull County. She enjoyed being active and traveling. She loved making a home for her family. Dot had the “Davis” sense of humor that drew family and friends closer.

Dorothy will be greatly missed by all her loved ones.

She is survived by her husband Keith M. Conklin, whom she married Nov. 27, 1948.

Dorothy was blessed with five children, Karen (John) Pluth of Willowick, Mary Ann (Todd) Pittis of Chardon, Kenneth (Lisa M.) Conklin of Lowellville, Rich (Lisa A.) Conklin of Howland and Suzanne (Calvin) Clay of Howland. She was dearly loved by her grandchildren, Jonathan (Erica) Gilbert, Kyle Conklin, Carly (Daniel) Slattery, Zackery Conklin, Courtney Conklin, Amelia Clay and Nicholas Conklin.

She is survived by her sister, Grace L. Norman of Niles; and brother, Joseph (Lucille) Davis of Ft. Pierce, Fla.

She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Marie Reiter and five brothers, Thomas E., Robert T., William J., James L. and John H. Davis.

A Mass of Christian burial will be 10:30 a. m. Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017, at St. Stephen Church, with the Rev. Richard Murphy officiating.

Visitation will be 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service Wednesday at the church. Burial will be in Pineview Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to Hospice of the Valley or St. Stephen Church.

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