Drum Funeral Home - Conover

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Dorothy "Dot" Shrum Reinhardt Young

March 30, 1928September 12, 2019

Dorothy “Dot” Elizabeth Shrum Reinhardt Young, age 91, of Newton, NC, passed away on Thursday, September 12, 2019, at Carolina Caring in Newton, NC. Born March 30, 1928 in Mecklenburg County, she was the daughter of the late Clyde Franklin Shrum and Annie Evelyn Player Shrum.

Dorothy was a member of First Baptist Church in Hildebran, NC, and had retired as a dental assistant. She enjoyed sewing and spending time with her friends and family.

In addition to her parents, Dot was preceded in death by her first husband, Jimmie Reinhardt, her second husband, Clifford R. Young, brother, Frank Shrum, sister, Faye Shrum Hines, and brother-in-law, Bill Hines.

Survivors include her sister, Barbara S. Huffstetler and husband Dwight “Whity” of Claremont, NC; brothers, Ray Shrum and wife Billie of Newton, NC, and Ralph “Pete” Shrum and wife Rubie of Newton, NC; step-son, Clifford S. Young and wife Janice of Newton, NC; and numerous nieces and nephews. Although Dot did not have any biological children, she had raised two children, Patsy B. Hallman and Jerry Bolick.

The funeral service will be held at 2:30 PM on Sunday, September 15, 2019, in the Chapel of Drum Funeral Home in Conover, NC, with Chaplain Bruce Dayton officiating. Burial will follow at Catawba Memorial Park in Hickory, NC. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 1:30 to 2:15 PM on Sunday.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.drumfh-conover.com.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to: First Baptist Church, PO Box 220, Hildebran, NC, 28637.

The Young family has entrusted funeral arrangements to Drum Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Conover, NC.


  • Receiving of Friends Sunday, September 15, 2019
  • Funeral Service Sunday, September 15, 2019


Dorothy "Dot" Shrum Reinhardt Young

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Cathy Poulos

October 9, 2019

My deepest sympathies to Dot's family. I am the eldest daughter of Dr. McDowell for whom she worked her entire career. In the 8th grade, I worked under Dot and she trained me in setting up the dental tray and assisting my Dad with his work. Dot was one of the kindest persons I've ever met. She was filled with grace and love and she still stands out to me as a fine and wonderful person. I know that she was a rock for my Dad during his dental practice. Again, my sincere sympathy in her death. Heaven has gained an angel.

Ann Wilson Boyette

September 13, 2019

My condolences to the family. I grew up a patient of Dr McDowell and my mother, Edith Wilson was a dental assistant for him also and worked with Dot for many years. Dot was always a refreshing, smiling face that put you at ease and relaxed for your appointments. She will always be a part of my memories.

Ann Wilson Boyette