Dorothy Donaldson Ward died Saturday morning, February 8, 2014 at Norwalk Memorial Home. She was 88.
She was born in Fitchville Twp. Sept. 10, 1925 daughter of the late Roger and Marian (Sly) Luxon. Dorothy was a 1943 graduate of New London High School and became a registered nurse after graduating from Huron Road Hospital School of Nursing, East Cleveland in 1946.
Dorothy was a member of the Clarksfield Seventh Day Adventist Church, the New London Grange, New London Historical Society, VFW Auxiliary #2743 of Norwalk, and the Alumni Association of Huron Road Hospital School of Nursing. She was an accomplished musician who was well known in the area for playing piano duets with her sister, Marjorie. She also enjoyed gardening and genealogy.
Dorothy is survived by son, John R. (Cindy) Hooker; grandson, Thomas (Missy) Hooker. She was preceded in death by husbands, Richard J. Hooker, John R. Donaldson and Lee J. Ward; brothers, Robert and Dale Luxon; and sisters, Marjorie Kirkpatrick and Norma Shull.
Funeral services will be held 11:30 am Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at Eastman Funeral Home, 200 W. Main St., New London. Visitation will start that morning at 10am. Pastor Russ Gaskill and Jeff Luxon will co-officiate and burial will follow in the Fitchville Cemetery. Memorials if desired may be made to Stein Hospice, 1200 Sycamore Line, Sandusky, OH 44870 or the Seventh Day Adventist School, 5001 Zen Rd., Clarksfield, Ohio 44090. Condolences may be made online at eastmanfuneralhome.com.