Dorthy M. Predmore, 90, formerly of Morrow County, passed away Sunday evening, February 2, 2014 in the First Community Village, Columbus.
She was born July 31, 1923 in Marion, and was the daughter of Robert H. and Grace R. (Baird) Poast.
Dorthy married Francis Dwight "Tony" Predmore on August 13, 1942 and he preceded her in death on August 8, 2013.
She was valedictorian of her 1941 Iberia High School class. During her high school years, Dorthy was a correspondent for the Marion Star and Galion Inquirer.
After marriage, she continued as a correspondent for local newspapers while sharing the responsibilities of operating the family farm. Dorthy had a life-long appreciation of learning, which she instilled into her five children. She served the community by being on the board that formed Northmor School and Pioneer Joint Vocational School. At the age of 53, she graduated with honors from The Ohio State University with a BS in Biological Sciences. At the age of 75, she authored and published her autobiography.
Dorthy was a freelance writer for many area newspapers and published newsletters, columns and books about history and various subjects. She had been active with the Central Ohio Interlibrary Network. Dorthy served as the librarian for Mt. Gilead library and the Mansfield News Journal.
Dorthy is survived by her three daughters; Suzanne and David Fisher of Columbus, Janet and Tim Tron of Marion and Carol Burgett of Westerville, two sons; Ronald Predmore of Atlanta and Donald and Judy Predmore of Johnstown; 15 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren, 2 great-great-grandchildren, two sisters Sylvia (Noblet) and Jim Rankin of Bucyrus and Betty and Ed Edgar of Iberia and two brothers-in-law, Don Sipes and Odell Predmore both of Galion and her second family, the wonderful caregivers at First Community Village.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a brother Robert Dale Poast, a sister Barbara Sipes and two sisters-in-law Delores Poast and Eleanor Predmore.
Funeral service to celebrate her life will be Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 1 p.m. at the Iberia Presbyterian Church, 8607 County Road 30, Iberia with Rev. Gerald D. Murphy officiating, family will receive friends on Thursday one and a half hours prior to the funeral from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Burial will follow in Iberia Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the First Community Village, Alzheimer's Unit,1800 Riverside Dr. Columbus, Ohio 43212.
Snyder Funeral Home Richardson Davis Chapel is honored to serve Dorthy's family, and private condolences to them may be made online at: www.SnyderFuneralHomes.com
Published in The Galion Inquirer on Feb. 5, 2014