Mount Vernon News
  • Dorotha L. Auker

  • August 19, 2010

MOUNT VERNON — Dorotha L. Auker, 90, of Mount Vernon died Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2010, at the Knox Community Hospital in Mount Vernon.

Dorotha was born March 11, 1920, in Mount Vernon to W. Arthur and Bernice (Long) Smith. She graduated from Mount Vernon High School, attended The College of Wooster and Ohio University, and was an elementary school teacher with the Mount Vernon City Schools for 38 years.

Dorotha was a life member of the Gay Street United Methodist Church, also attended the Hopewell United Methodist Church. She was a member of Knox Chapter 236 Order of Eastern Star in Mount Vernon and the Pleasant Grange.

Surviving are her daughters, Anne (Garry) Inabnitt of Brice and Carol (Al) Gore of Pickerington; her son, David (Lynette) Auker of Mount Vernon; grandchildren, Jeff (Tera) Gore, Johnny (Heather) Auker, Danny Auker, Beth (Erick) Joseph and Heather (Keith) Rogers; great-grandchildren, David Joseph, Samuel Joseph, Kaitlyn Rogers, John Auker, Renee Auker, Kennedy Auker, Tyler Gore and Emma Gore.

Besides her parents, Dorotha was preceded in death by her husband, John Auker; a granddaughter, Jacklyn Auker; and her brother, Charles Smith.

Funeral service will be Friday, Aug. 20, at 2 p.m. at the Gay Street United Methodist Church. Burial will follow at Mound View Cemetery. The family will receive friends, in the church parlor, on Friday from 1 p.m. until the service at 2 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Gay Street United Methodist Church, 18 N. Gay St., Mount Vernon, OH 43050.

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The Snyder Funeral Homes in Mount Vernon are honored to have been chosen to serve the family of Dorotha L. Auker.

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