Dorothy M. Cobbs

SEBRING – Dorothy M. Cobbs, 90, of Sebring passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013, at Alliance Community Hospital.

Dorothy was born in Damascus, Ohio, on April 9, 1923, the daughter of the late Ralph and Nellie (Ball) Steer.

She was a graduate of Malone College with a degree in early child development and went on to teach at St. Mark’s Episcopal Daycare in Canton. She also was employed at the Damascus Post Office. She was a member of the Damascus Friends Church, the Garden Club, Book Club and Missionary Circle.

Survivors include two sons, David (Rene) Cobbs of North Canton and Dean (Beverlee) Cobbs of Beloit; a daughter, Carol Cobbs of Alliance; six grandchildren, Cheryl Libb, Jessica Cobbs, Theresa Cobbs, Rebecca Cobbs, Jessamyn Yoder and Amelia Cobbs; three great-grandchildren, Adriann Cobbs, Jase Libb and Sydney Libb. She is also survived be a brother, Donald (Sandy) Steer.

Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth W. Cobbs who passed on June 24, 2010; and two sisters, Marjorie Dunn and Helen Schroeder.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. today, Nov. 1, 2013, at Gednetz-Ruzek Funeral Home with Pastor John Ryser officiating.

Visitation will be the hour prior to the service. Burial will take place at Damascus Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made in Dorothy’s honor to the Damascus Friends Church.

Arrangements are by Gednetz-Ruzek Funeral Home.

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