Thursday, January 5th, 2017
Dorothy Ellen O'Brien, 95, of Celina, Ohio passed away Jan 3, 2017 at the Celina Manor.
She was born August 12, 1921, in Darke County, to Shirley B. and Florence (Krick) Mc Cabe. She married Foster O'Brien on July 9, 1944 and he died Aug. 6, 1984.
Dorothy is survived by daughters Pamela (Thomas) Pottkotter and Peggy (Robert) Swaney, both of Celina, five grandchildren; Kurt (Amy) Pottkotter, Kimberly (Dan) Crandall, Kyle (Kristy) Pottkotter, Bret (Jodie) Swaney and Brooke (Justin) Wellman, Eight great grandchildren; Joshua, Audrey, Katherine and Alex Pottkotter, Tyson and Kennedy Crandall, Foster and Cade Swaney. She is also survived by sisters Karron (Marion) Hoskins, Becky (Victor) French, In-law Jenny McCabe her life-long friend and aunt Virginia O'Dell, numerous nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her siblings; Emma (John) Thomas, Josephine (Ralph) Gabbard, Sam (Alice) McCabe, Shorty McCabe and Sharron (Dick) Michael.
Dorothy was a graduate of New Madison (now Tri-Village) High School. She retired from Reynolds & Reynolds after 22 years of service.
She was a member of the Grand Lake United Methodist Church in Celina and the Celina Order of Eastern Star Chapter #91 and a member of the United Methodist Women.
Dorothy loved her family, attending sporting events to watch her grandchildren and enjoyed helping others. She was an avid sports fan, mainly the Celina Bulldogs and Cincinnati Reds.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday January 7, 2017 at the Grand Lake United Methodist Church (St. Paul's Campus) in Celina, with Rev. Matt Reynolds officiating.
Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. on Friday January 6, 2017 at the Lehman-Dzendzel Funeral Home in Celina and from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on Saturday at the Church. Eastern Star services will be held at 8:00 p.m. on Friday at the Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Grand Lake United Methodist Church in Celina or the State of the Heart Care.
Condolences may be left at LehmanDzendzelFH.com.