OTTAWA — Dorna J. Wood, 82,
passed away in her sleep on Monday, Jan. 20, 2014 at Coventry Meadows
Assisted Living in Fort Wayne, Ind.
She was born on Nov. 11, 1931
and was the daughter of the late Brice E. and Anna M. (Schnegg) Watkins.
She married Doyle A. Wood on July 12, 1952 who preceded her in death
Nov. 16, 1991.
As soon as the youngest of her five children was in
school, Dorna began working with the Putnam County school system as
assistant to the school psychologists, a job that she loved and that she
remembered fondly years after her retirement. While living in Ottawa,
Dorna was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church and was
passionate about the church choir, in which she sang alto, ultimately
taking over the role of choir director. She also served as Sunday School
Director. Dorna excelled as a seamstress, a baker, a cross stitcher and
as a flower gardener. She will be remembered for the many pies and
cookies that she shared with the church, friends and family. She was an
avid and low handicap golfer and was women’s champion of (then) Kildaire
Golf Club on five different occasions.
Survivors include her
children, Joni L. (Douglas) Lehman of Fort Wayne, Ind., Kim E. (David)
Ohlweiler of Mason, Karen L. (Jack) Stueve of Minster, and Mark D.
(Cheryl) Wood of Germantown, Wis.; sisters, Beverly A. (John) Reeder of
Findlay, Dorothy M. (Wilfred) Fuerst of Columbus Grove, Naomi R.
(William) Donaldson of Hilton Head, S.C., Shirley J. (Gene) Gray of
Findlay, and Michael W. (Janet) Watkins of Columbus Grove; nine
grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
She was preceded in
death by her parents, her husband, her brother, Harry A. Watkins in
2007, and her son, Robert S. (Jill) Wood in 2014.
is at 1 p.m., Saturday Jan. 25 at Trinity United Methodist Church, 137
N. Pratt St., Ottawa, with Pastor Lynda Lockwood officiating.
is from 4 to 7 p.m., Friday Jan. 24, at Heitmeyer Funeral Home, 916 E.
Main Street, Ottawa, and one hour prior to the service on Saturday at
the church. Burial will follow the service in Harmon Cemetery, Gilboa.
Preferred memorials to the Trinity United Methodist Church.
Condolences can be expressed at: www.lovefuneralhome.com.