Dorothy J. SHANKS

News Death Notice

SHANKS, Dorothy J. age 74, of Xenia, passed away Friday, December 27, 2013 at Hospice of Dayton. She was born March 19, 1939 in Dayton, Ohio the daughter of Elmer and Berneta (Jones) Lewis. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Theodore; a daughter: Katrina Shanks in 2004; a sister: Barbara Sue Collins and a brother: Elmer E. Lewis. She is survived by her daughters: Berneta Jane Shanks and Julia Long, both of Xenia; 4 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren; sisters: Sandra Bergbaer of TX and Chesney Jane Fields of TN and brother: Robert Lewis of IL; as well as a host of other relatives and friends. She was a member of the Temple Baptist Church in Huber Heights and the JCettes in Beavercreek. She had worked as an aide at Greene Inc. Funeral services will be held 11:30 AM Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at McColaugh Funeral Home, Inc., 826 N. Detroit St. Xenia, Ohio. Interment to follow in Glen Haven Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends Tuesday from 10:30 AM until the time of service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Hospice of Dayton or the . Online condolences can be made at

Funeral Home

McColaugh Funeral Home
826 North Detroit Street Xenia, OH 45385

Published in Dayton Daily News on Dec. 29, 2013