Dorothy M. Small


Dorothy M. Small, 100, formerly of Sharon, passed away peacefully Thursday morning, Aug. 8, 2019, in Nugent's CCRC, Hermitage.
Mrs. Small was born Oct. 28, 1918, in Sharon, a daughter of the late Charles and Lillian (Clark) Stafford.
A lifelong area resident, she attended Sharon High School.
Dorothy was employed by St. John XXIII Home, Hermitage, where she worked as a nurse's aid for many years. Prior to her marriage, she worked at the former Sharon Transformer Division of Westinghouse Electric Corp.
Dorothy was a longtime volunteer at the American Red Cross and assisted in many blood drives throughout the area.
An exceptional cook and baker, she also enjoyed crocheting. Her greatest joy, however, was spending time with her family.
Her husband, Clifford Small, whom she married Oct. 28, 1946, passed away June 1, 1996.
She is survived by two daughters, Stella Halgas, Brookfield, Ohio; and Judy (Daniel) Zupp, Warren, Ohio; three sons, Eugene (Gloria) Hummell, Hermitage; Robert (Cathy) Hummell and Richard (Margie) Small, all of Sharon; a sister, Thelma Hedglin, of Sharon; 18 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; and nine great-great-grandchildren.
Besides her parents and husband, Dorothy was preceded in death by a sister, Viola Pegg; a brother, Charles Stafford Jr.; a daughter-in-law, Joanne Hummell; and a granddaughter, Vicki Cathcart.

Dorothy M., 100, formerly of Sharon.
Calling hours: None.
Funeral service: 11 a.m. Monday (8-12-19) in J. BRADLEY MCGONIGLE FUNERAL HOME and CREMATORY Inc., 1090 E. State St., Sharon, with Pastor Phil Roland officiating.
Interment: Riverside Cemetery, Sharpsville.
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3 posts

Patricia Costes
Aug 13, 2019
Sorry for your lost Johnnie, your Grandma will always be in your heart and watching down on you.
Nadine and Gerry Fournier
Aug 09, 2019
Sympathy for the loss of your mom stella along with Bobbi jo and your family.
Karen Clisby
Aug 09, 2019
Bobbi Jo I am so sorry to hear about your great grandma. You and Bill are in our thoughts and prayers!