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Dorothy Agnes (Slaughter) Bolon


1925 - 2017 Obituary Condolences
Dorothy Agnes (Slaughter) Bolon Obituary
Bolon, Dorothy Agnes (Slaughter)
1925 - 2017
Dorothy (Dottie) Agnes Bolon, age 91, of Columbus, Ohio, was called to be with the Lord on Tuesday, November 7, 2017. She was born on December 28, 1925 in Chillicothe, Ohio, to Clara and Charles Slaughter. Dorothy's childhood was spent on her family's farm near Chillicothe, Ohio, where she graduated from Huntington High School. She considered herself a farm girl and carried with her throughout her life the values she acquired while living a simple and joyful life on the farm. After high school, Dorothy moved to Columbus to attend Bliss College. It was during this time that Dorothy met the man who would become her beloved husband, David Bolon, the love of her life. Prior to her marriage, however, she moved to Crawfordsville, Indiana, where she attended Western Union School to train as a telegraph operator. After graduation she moved to Galion, Ohio, where she solely operated the Western Union office. Dorothy returned to Columbus a year later. She and David were married on September 21, 1947, starting a family shortly thereafter. Dorothy's dream of becoming a wife, mother, and a homemaker took flight and fulfilled her throughout the remainder of her life. Dorothy is predeceased by her beloved husband of 68 years, David Lowell Bolon, mother Clara (Smart) Slaughter, father Charles Slaughter, brother Everett Slaughter, and sister Ruth (Slaughter) Higgens. Dorothy is survived by her children, David Alan Bolon of San Diego, California, Deborah Bolon-Feeney (Jon) of Vail, Colorado, Darla Bolon (Mark James) of Columbus, Ohio; grandchildren, Alexandra Marie Feeney of Arlington, Texas, PFC Andrew Ian Feeney, Velsek, Germany; numerous nieces and nephews, friends, neighbors, caregivers at Worthington Christian Village, and by all who knew her. Most importantly, Dorothy was a woman of faith and spent her life dedicated to the Lord's work as a devoted member of her church families at Broad Street Christian Church in the early years and later, The Church of the Living Word, both in Columbus, Ohio. She was instrumental in growing both churches, teaching Sunday school, serving on countless committees and teams, and witnessing to all those she met. In addition to her tireless volunteer responsibilities with her church, she also found time to volunteer in her community, by helping in her children's schools, the Fourth Avenue Church Homemaker's Group, and the Columbus Literacy Council, to name a few. Dorothy was employed by the Worthington Police Department as a School Crossing Guard for many years beginning in the early 1970s. This was a position in which she took great pride. In addition to time spent with family and friends, Dorothy enjoyed creative home decorating projects, needle crafts, and sewing. She always had a project going; refinishing or reupholstering furniture, painting rooms, sewing curtains or new outfits for herself or her children, making scrapbooks, or various crafts. However, her greatest joy came from her role as wife and mother. Visitation will be held from 1-3 p.m. Friday, November 24, 2017 at the RUTHERFORD-CORBIN FUNERAL HOME, 515 High Street, Worthington, Ohio 43085. A funeral service will follow at 3 p.m. at the funeral home. Private burial services to be conducted at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. Contributions in Dorothy's memory may be made to Worthington Christian Village, 165 Highbluffs Blvd., Columbus, Ohio 43235 or to the Church of the Living Word, 3833 Westerville Road, Columbus, Ohio 43224. To send online condolence please visit www.rutherfordfuneralhomes.com.
Published in The Columbus Dispatch on Nov. 19, 2017
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