HOWARD — Dorothy M. “Dot” Traynor, 84, of Apple Valley, formerly of Columbus, passed away Wednesday, June 24, 2009, at Knox Community Hospital.
She was born March 10, 1925, in Roanoke, Va., a daughter of the late Hubert and Georgie (Clements) Phillips. Dot was Roman Catholic by faith. She was an avid gardener and reader.
Dot is survived by caring husband, Dennis F. Traynor, whom she married on Aug. 15, 1959; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; a brother, J. Gordon (Betty) Alderman of Martinsville, Va.; a sister, Ruth E. McCully of Mount Vernon; and daughter-in-law, Ellen Gibson.
In addition to parents, Dot was preceded in death by a son, Leonard H. “Lennie” Gibson Jr.; and a daughter, Kathryn E. “Kitty” Gibson.
A memorial Mass will be celebrated at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Mount Vernon at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Public Library of Mount Vernon and Knox County, 201 N. Mulberry St., Mount Vernon, OH 43050. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon is honored to serve the family of Dorothy M. Traynor.