Dorotha Ann Shank

First Posted: 3/5/2010

Cridersville - Dorotha Ann Shank, 95, died at 6:30 p.m. March 3, 2010, at Otterbein Care Center, Cridersville.

She was born Aug. 22, 1914, in Mercer County to William Edward and Mary Rosella Snider Grier, who preceded her in death. On June 6, 1937, she married Elroy G. Shank, who died Nov. 6, 1986.

Mrs. Shank was a homemaker. She had been a member of Shawnee United Methodist Church and its United Methodist Women. She was a member of Friends of Otterbein.

Survivors include a son, Daryl D. (Susan) Shank, of Bel Air, Md.; a daughter, Sondra Sue (Steffen) Smith, of Indian Trail, N.C.; and four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by three brothers, Floyd, Johnny and Gerald Grier; and two sisters, Nellie Metzger and Genevieve Denny.

Memorial services will begin at 10 a.m. April 10, at Otterbein Care Center, Cridersville. The Rev. Brian Bucher will officiate.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Otterbein Care Center or Shawnee United Methodist Church.

Condolences may be expressed at

Arrangements are by Bayliff and Son Funeral Home, Cridersville.

Dorotha Ann Shank

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