Dorothy E. Bachman


Dorothy E. Bachman, 93, of Jackson Center, passed away in her home Feb. 21, 2019.
Mrs. Bachman was born May 20, 1925, in Jackson Center to John McPherson and Nettie Kastel.
She was a graduate of Mercer High School and went on to work at Cooper Bessemer in Grove City as a lathe operator during World War II. After the war, she worked for many years as a beautician out of her own home, and worked on the family dairy farm.
Dorothy married her beloved husband, Davis H. Bachman, in Winchester, Va., Oct. 5, 1942. He preceded her in death on Feb. 24, 2011.
Dorothy was a longtime member of Jackson Center Presbyterian Church, where she served for 20-plus years as the church treasurer and also was involved in the Women's Association, Mothers Club, and sang in the choir.
She enjoyed swimming in the lake on the farm as well as ice skating. She also enjoyed roller skating and traveling with her late husband.
She loved her family dearly and loved preparing holiday family meals and hosting family reunions. She was a strong, loving woman whose "Love Never Stopped."
Dorothy is survived by her children, Ellen (Gene) Swartz, Mercer, David (Sandy) Bachman, Kathy (Frank) Bronson and Lori (Rodney) Zahniser, all of Jackson Center; nine grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren; seven great-great- grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents and husband, Dorothy was preceded in death by her son, John Bachman; and her brother, George McPherson.
Memorials may be made in Dorothy's name to the Jackson Center Presbyterian Church, Box 66, Jackson Center, PA 16133 or Lakeview Area Meals on Wheels, Box 548, Stoneboro, PA 16153.

Mrs. Davis H. (Dorothy E.), 93, of Jackson Center.
Calling hours: From 4 to 7 p.m. Monday (2-25-19) in BLACK FUNERAL HOME OF STONEBORO, 99 Franklin St. Additional visitation will be 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday (2-26-19) in Jackson Center Presbyterian Church, 1198 Franklin Road, Jackson Center.
Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting
Service: Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday (2-26-19) in the church.
Interment: Crestview Memorial Park, Grove City.
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