Mount Vernon News

Mount Vernon News
October 19, 2011 12:12 pm EDT


FREDERICKTOWN — Dora Zearley Renicker, 79, of Fredericktown, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2011, at her home with her family at her side.

Dora was born in Wellsville to A. Luther and S. Louise (Marsden) Zearley on Feb. 14, 1932. She was a 1950 graduate from Wellsville High School and attended Ohio Valley Hospital School of Nursing. She was employed as an operator by the former Ohio Bell Telephone Company in East Liverpool and Wellsville, and in the business office in Columbus, after her marriage in 1953 to Jack C. Renicker, D.D.S.

In 1959, after living 2 1/2 years in Verdun, France, where her husband served as a captain in the Army Medical Corps, Dora moved to Fredericktown when her husband began a Family Dental Practice.

Dora was a 52-year member of the First Presbyterian Church in Fredericktown. She served the church in many capacities which included serving 29 years as the co-chair of the annual Election Day Turkey Supper, 50-year member of West Side Club and a member of the Ohio Eastern Star Ann Hill Chapter 81. She was also a two-term past president of the Knox County Republican Women.

Dora will be best remembered for her musical talent at the organ having played for many weddings and special occasions. She also presented organ concerts at the Renaissance Theatre in Mansfield.

Dora was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Dr. Jack C. Renicker, in 1994; and four sisters.

She is survived by two daughters, Jaclynn (Ray) Brewer of Fredericktown and Joann (Paul) Ringer of Dayton; a son, Mark (Jody) Renicker of Brighton, Mich.; three grandsons, Jackson Conrad Renicker, Maxwell Anderson Renicker and Quinn Joseph Renicker; one granddaughter, Sydney Madison Ringer; one sister, Edda Tompkins of Etowah, Tenn.; and many nieces, nephews and special friends.

At her request there will be no calling hours. Graveside services will be held Friday, Oct. 21, beginning at 11 a.m. in Forest Cemetery, Fredericktown, with Pastor Mike Smith officiating.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made in her honor to the Fredericktown First Presbyterian Church, 17 S. Main St., Fredericktown, OH 43019; Fredericktown Library, Burgett Drive, Fredericktown, OH 43019; and Hospice of Knox County, 17700 Coshocton Road, Mount Vernon, OH 43050.

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The Snyder Funeral Home in Fredericktown is honored to have been chosen to serve the family of Dora Zearley Renicker.

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