JEFFERSON - Dorothy F. Rau, 90, died peacefully on Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013, at Jefferson Health Care Center.
She was born July 17, 1923, the daughter of Manford H. Shank and Mabel M. Dangler Shank.
She was a 1941 graduate of Kingsville High School.
Dorothy was employed at Ward Products, Sheffield Stop and Shop, Beverly Kay Hair Fashions and then retired from Iten Industries in 1985 after 20 years of service.
After retirement, she worked at three local day care centers. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Chapter No. 12, United Methodist Women and one of the oldest members of the Gageville United Methodist Church.
She enjoyed baking, gardening, dancing and crafting. People will remember her for her cookie and banana bread deliveries. She loved and enjoyed being with small children.
Survivors include her daughter, Sandra L. Paine of Jefferson; grandson, Kirk R. Paine of Orwell; and great-granddaughter, Madison S. Paine of Salem, Va. She is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and a sister-in-law, Laura Shank.
Dorothy was preceded in death by four brothers, Clel, Keith, Rex and Ralph Shank; and four sisters, Lenore Mattson, Helen Nicka, Agnes Burch and Doris Rhines.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Gageville United Methodist Church, 4071 state Route 193, P.O. Box 439, Kingsville, OH 44048. The Rev. David L. Blood will be officiating.
Visitation will take place prior to the service from 9:30 to 11 a.m. at the church. Burial will be in the Gageville Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made in memory of Dorothy to the Gageville Methodist Memorial Fund or Tridia Hospice, state Route 45, Austinburg, OH 44010. Envelopes will be available at the service.
Arrangements by Paine Funeral Home Inc., 140 E. Main Street, Orwell, OH 44076. Visit online at www.painefuneralhome.com.