Dorothy Ellen Davis, age 95, of Celina, passed away Tuesday, January 24, 2023, at Mercer Health in Coldwater.
She was born October 7, 1927, in Mercer County, to the late Homer and Leota (Nichols) Greene.
Dorothy Ellen and Forest Edward Davis were united in marriage on September 29, 1951, and he preceded her in death July 15, 1995.
Surviving is their daughter, Carla Sue (Randy) Niblick of Celina, and sons: Edward Lee (Peg) Davis of Fort Wayne and Daniel Warren (Lisa) Davis of Celina.
Also surviving are three grandchildren: Sherri Schwieterman (Tracy Elzy) of Yellow Springs, and Alexander (Elizabeth) Davis and Hannah Davis of Celina, two step-grandchildren, Adam (Marie) Niblick of Lebanon, New Hampshire and Zachary (Amanda) Niblick of Grove City, three great grandchildren: Grant, Everett and Brooks, two step-great grandchildren: Bryce and Marlowe, and Dorothy's caregiver, Kathy Reed.
Dorothy was preceded in death by her brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Violet and Herman Daring, Daisy Davis, Norman and Vivian Davis, and Fern and Paul Moorman.
After graduating with the Mendon-Union High School Class of 1945, Dorothy earned her Bachelor of Science in Education Degree from Miami University, and her Masters of Education from Wright State University. She worked as an elementary teacher for 30 years, primarily in the third and sixth grades at Celina City Schools.
Dorothy had many interests and talents. She enjoyed music, and played the organ, guitar, and ukulele. She was artistic, and enjoyed painting. Over the years, Dorothy was involved in various crafts, including stained glass and doll making.
She also was a poet, writer, and enjoyed reading. Outdoor activities she participated in were herb gardening, bird watching, and taking care of cats. Dorothy had an interest in genealogy, and had extensively researched her family tree.
She had made hundreds of rice bags, and donated them to cancer patients for use as heating pads. Most of all, Dorothy loved her family, and treasured time with the grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Private Funeral Services will be held for the family, with Pastor Matt Overman, officiating. Burial will take place at North Grove Cemetery, Celina.
Memorial Contributions may be made to Open Arms Pound Rescue of Mercer County, 7009 State Route 49, Celina 45822.
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