Dorothy Stevenson, 94

Dorothy Irene Dashield Stevenson, 94, went home to be with the Lord peacefully on Sunday, February 3, 2019 surrounded by her loving Family!

Born September 10, 1924 to the late Evelyn Irene Doll and James Oscar Dashield.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Patricia Ann; son, Milroy Stevenson Jr.; two sisters, Lillian Harris and Ann Waldron; two son-in-laws, Kenneth Johnson Sr. and Nathaniel Burge; and sister-in-laws, Mryties Dashield. Her best friend, Dorothy Barrett also preceded her in death.

She is survived by a sister, Pearl Joan Dashield of Cleveland, Ohio; one brother, Nathaniel Dashield, of Cleveland; two daughters, Marlene Dashield Johnson of Ellwood City, Charlotte Stevenson Burge of Cleveland, Ohio; three sons, James Dashield (Shelli) of Ellwood City, Mark Stevenson (Sandy) of Florida and Dana Stevenson (Jackie) of Cleveland, Ohio. She also leaves behind her best friend, Miss Lonnie Robinson of Wampum and a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren, great great grandchildren, and nieces and nephews. She was lovingly called “Gugee” by her grandchildren.

She graduated in 1944 from Lincoln HIgh School. She worked at the Knitting Mill and Leeds and Northrup. She was hired by the Ellwood City Borough as a school crossing guard, which she worked for 30 years, retiring at the age of 86. She loved her job as school crossing guard, hearing the kids tell her how their summers went and receiving gifts from the kids and their parents at Christmas time. A friendly wave and smile to all who passed her corner.

During her early years she was a member of Love Hope Baptist Church where she was a soloist and sang with the Community Chorus under the direction of Bill Eady. Visiting other churches to sing, she would receive standing ovations as she belted out “Didn’t It Rain”

Later she became a long time member of First Baptist in Chewton where she served in the Senior Missionary and helped in the kitchen. She resided at Schill Manor for over 20 years where she was President of activities, played Bingo, bowling, and also a member of a Bible study group. She also had a special day named after her called “Dorothy’s Day” where the residents would gather every Tuesday to talk, laugh, and have fun.

Her favorite past time in her younger years was roller skating and was a skating guard at the old Parkstown Roller Rink, now closed. Her favorite color was red which fit right in with being a member of the Red Hats.

She was also awarded a certificate for completing the Elderly Outreach Volunteer training program. She will be sadly missed by her family and friends.

Family and friends will gather to remember Dorothy on Saturday, February 9 from 10 am until the time of the funeral service at 1:00 pm. at the Marshall Funeral Home, 200 Fountain Ave. Ellwood City. Her pastor, Rev. Eric Board will officiate. Interment will follow in Clinton Cemetery.

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5 thoughts on “Dorothy Stevenson, 94

  1. My deepest sympathies to the family of Mrs. Stevenson.

    What a lovely person. I can recall in the 70’s (high school days) EVERY morning showing up at their house, with several others, to pick up Mark and Dana and walk to school. I mean think about it – every morning, first thing a group of kids shows up to start your day. Not just show up but she let us in regardless of the weather. She had to be one very special person … and she was.

  2. My heart is broken for the loss of such a wonderful, kind, sweet and beautiful woman. Always had something nice to say about everyone and was such a happy person. When she was a crossing guard, she was so good with the children and they all loved her. Children were something she held close to her heart. I know that she made such a loving impression on everyone she came into contact with, that’s just who she was. May her family and friends heal their grief by the many memories that they had made together throughout her lifetime. REST IN PEACE Miss Dorothy

  3. My heart is broken because my second mother Gugee has gone on to be with the lord. I remember so many days just sitting at her home asking her for advice.
    No one will ever know the heart break that I feel. I do know that one day I will see both of my mother’s in glory where there will be no more dying and no more crying. What a glorious day that will be.

  4. My heart is sadden by the passing of my second mom. She has been like a mom for as long as I can remember. Often I would go to her house and we would talk for hours or she would offer advice.
    Mom I will miss you, but one thing I know I will see both of my moms in glory where there is no more dying and no more crying.
    Let us all love to see her in glory.

  5. Miss Dorothy made our children happy to see her every day on their way to school. She was like a grandmother to our children. Both my sons would hug her every day. She made living in Ellwood extra special. What a special woman God put on this earth for everyone to ❤️ love. Condolences and Blessings to the family.

    John and Frances Bell

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