Dorothy M. Kinnison
August 29, 1933 – September 14, 2018
Kinnison, Dorothy M. (Ramsey) 85, Safety Harbor, FL went to be with the Lord on September 14th, 2018. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dale of 60 years. Dorothy was born August 29, 1933 in Luciusboro, PA, the eldest child of Robert M. Ramsey and Lillie Mae (Laney) Ramsey. She leaves behind to remember her three daughters: Debra Eckstein of Safety Harbor, FL, Cheryl (Fred) Woak of Niles, OH, and Kimberly McCullough of Newark, DE. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Janice Blaney of Warren, OH. Also, surviving and celebrating her memory are her grandchildren: Blake (Krista) Eckstein and great granddaughter, Madison Eckstein of Safety Harbor, FL, Hayley (Jason) Bivens of Tampa, FL, Matthew Woak of Safety Harbor, FL, McKenzie Blaney of Warren, OH and Tyler Woak of Niles, OH. She is also survived by her siblings: James (Ruby) Ramsey of Warren, OH, Leonard (Leah) Ramsey of Edgewater, FL, Raymond (Nancy) Ramsey of Westerville, OH and Carolyn Jones of Newcomerstown, OH. She was preceded in death by her brothers: Richard Ramsey and Dale Ramsey. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins. Before moving to Safety Harbor, Dorothy spent 18 years with the Ohio Turnpike as a toll collector. She loved her job and the people she worked became close friend. After moving to Florida, Dorothy was not one to sit idle. She went to work with A.C. Nielson in Dunedin for a few years and then became the Office Manager of Roahrig and Associates in Safety Harbor. At the age of 70, Dorothy decided to retire. But again, not to sit idle, Dorothy went to work part time with Carlson Advertising until she was 74. Her motto was “Everyone must earn their salt” and that she did. She loved working in the yard and being outside. She loved spending time with family and friends. She instilled in her children and grandchildren a great work ethic. She taught us that you should always treat others as you would want them to treat you. She had many sayings that she used to teach us valuable life lessons, such as “Many hands make light work”, so you knew you weren’t going to just watch her; you would be pitching in to help. She was a member of the Church of Christ Belleair in Clearwater, FL. Dorothy made many long time friends and even recently reconnected with an old high school friend, thanks to help from her grandson Matthew. It was a great reunion. Those who came to the house to visit can attest to the fact that she made the most incredible cheeseburgers and peanut butter pie. She loved to cook and always loved big family gatherings. She also loved remodeling houses with her husband Dale and family. There was the reward of seeing your labors come to light from hard work. She was a great wife, mother, grandmother,sister and friend. She was loved by many and will be greatly missed.
- Visitation Friday, September 21, 2018
- Funeral Service Saturday, September 22, 2018
- Committal Service Saturday, September 22, 2018
Dorothy M. Kinnison
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