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Dorothy J. Schurch
Dorothy J. Schurch CrossDorothy J. Schurch, 85 of Richwood died peacefully November 17, 2015 at Kindred of Marion, where she had been residing for the last several years. Dorothy and her family were very comforted by the care and compassion she received from their nursing, rehab and hospice staff.

She was born April 26, 1930 in West Jackson to the late Howard and Lura (Love) Ehret.  She was predeceased by her husband Glenn E. Schurch, whom she married April, 24, 1948. He died August 1, 2011.  She was also preceded in death by a son, Terry Lee Schurch and a sister, Alice Ellis.

Dorothy was a 1948 graduate of Richwood High School and received her Bachelor’s Degree in teaching from Ohio Northern University.  She made her husband, family, and faith the core of her life. She was a kind teacher and friend to her students at North Union where she taught grade school and reading for many years.

After retirement, Dorothy and Glenn enjoyed many trips overseas including to Bern, Switzerland, the home of Glenn’s ancestors.

She was a longtime dedicated member of the Union Baptist Church, West Jackson and Cornerstone Alliance Church, Marion.

Dorothy is survived by her loving family, a daughter, Cindy (Ed) Rasey, Indian Lake; a son, Michael (Linda) Schurch, Marion; a brother, David (Donna) Ehret, Richwood; a daughter-in-law, Dianna Lynn Schurch, Dublin; grandchildren, Edward Rasey, Amber Hammond, Jason (Jessica) Rasey, Jakob Schurch, Terrah (Kevin) Lovett, Danae (Jamie) Marquis, Danielle (Enver) Hoff, Danara (Zack) Moore, Isaiah (Sarah) Schurch, Hannah Schurch, Shannon (Emily) Davis; great-grandchildren Eden Lovett, Anastasia Baldwin and Anjelique Dobbins, Moriah, Eden, Jaden,  and Akaia Marquis, Ella Hoff, Von Davis, Gabriel Soto, Shy Ann, Steven, Katelynn, Alex, Trace and Emberleigh Rasey, and all of her supportive and loving nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be Saturday, November 21, 2015 at 11:00 AM at the Stofcheck-Ballinger Funeral Home, Richwood with Pastor Tim Miller officiating.  Burial will follow in Price Cemetery.  Friends may call one hour prior to the service, beginning at 10:00 AM.

Memorial gifts may be made to Cornerstone Alliance Church, 2010 Marion-Marysville Rd. Marion OH 43302 or the Kindred Hospice 1199 Delaware Ave Marion, OH 43302 and the Union County Retired Teachers Association c/o Tom Edgar, 347 South Court Street, Marysville, OH  43040.

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#1 from: Ruth Martin Anderson
Green Camp, Ohio
Wed, Nov 18, 2015 at 2:50 PM

I also sorry to hear of the loss of your loved one.  Dorothy was so special to all you knew her.
I send my love and prayers to her family.

#2 from: Cindy Oberdier
Ashley, OH
Wed, Nov 18, 2015 at 4:58 PM

Dorothy was a favorite teacher. She was alway kind and stern with instruction. I have been blessed to have had her in my life. I am sorry for the family's loss. Her spirit will live on.

#3 from: Steve Amstutz
Wed, Nov 18, 2015 at 9:48 PM

May He who knows your sorrow bring peace, comfort, and healing to your soul. Dorothy will be greatly
missed but her warmth, kindness, and gentle spirit will be remembered forever.

#4 from: Mary Darling (Temple)
Thu, Nov 19, 2015 at 7:32 AM

Cindy and Mike I'm so sorry to hear that your Mom has passed away.She was a very sweet lady ,kind and considerate of others. She is up in heaven along with Glenn and Terry rejoicing their new lives.You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

#5 from: Rebecca George
Thu, Nov 19, 2015 at 7:46 AM

  I have fond memories of Dorothy and I driving many miles together to Ohio Northern University in Ada, Ohio.  We, with our husbands, also enjoyed the company of other central Ohio educators as members of KDP, for many years.
  It is certainly true that her family and her church were very important to her.
  God certainly has taken her to rest in peace.
                        Becky G.

#6 from: Joan Elliott Wagner
Plaza Inn Family Restaurant
Thu, Nov 19, 2015 at 8:49 AM

I certainly enjoyed visiting with Mr. and Mrs. Schurch.  They would share about their travels, their children and their grandchildren.  May God wrap his loving arms around the family.

#7 from: Debra Webb-Shelton
Fri, Nov 20, 2015 at 8:08 AM

Growing up in Essex and attending Jackson Elementary, I visited the Church family home. I had play date invites with Cindy and when my mother helped Mrs. Church with housekeeping, I would also go along at times.  I so remember her cookies, her smile, her kindness to my mother and her attention to me.....  I was just a kid though I felt pretty important around her...she spoke of my doing well in school and helping my mother...I will remember Mrs. Church, a gem and a gift to us....may the memories of your mother give you peace ...

#8 from: Shirley Winch
Findlay, Ohio
Fri, Nov 20, 2015 at 3:37 PM

My deepest sympathy and condolences to the family of Dorothy Schurch!   You are in my thoughts and prayers!

Daughter of Bob and Bessie McFarland

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