Dorcas Mary Auer (December 24, 1920 – January 13, 2010)


Dorcas Mary Auer, 89, of Zanesville passed away Wednesday January 13, 2010 at Genesis Hospice and Palliative Care, Morrison House.

Dorcas was born in Tiffin Ohio on December 24, 1920 to the late Roy and Nina Smith Reissig. She was retired from Good Samaritan Medical Center as a surgical aide after 19 years of dedicated service.

Dorcas is survived by daughters Marsha (Larry) McGee of Zanesville and Sharon (Robert) Kowalski of Toronto, Ohio; sisters Roselyn Ford of Delta, Ohio and Darlene (George) Drewyor of Toledo, Ohio; sister-in-law Maxine Auer of Glouster, Ohio; grandchildren Craig (Kristin) McGee of Angola, IN, Christine (Jeff) Williams of Zanesville, Robin (William) Andrews of Columbus, Ohio, and Shelly Kowalski of London, Ohio; eight great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her loving husband John Auer; brothers Charles, Jake, and Danny Reissig; sisters Winnie Howry, Dorthea Wines, Joan Durand, Georgia Badyna, and Julia Cherry.

Calling hours will be held on Sunday January 17, 2010 from 6 pm to 8 pm at THE SNOUFFER FUNERAL HOME, 1150 West Military Road, Zanesville, Ohio. The funeral service will be held on Monday January 18, 2010 at 11 am at the funeral home with Chaplain Tim Patton officiating. A cremation will take place with burial in Rosehill Cemetery at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, the family would like memorial contributions made to Genesis Hospice and Palliative Care, Morrison House, 713 Forest Avenue, Zanesville Ohio 43701 in Dorcas’ name.

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