Dorothy Ann ‘Dottie’ Kissner
Dorothy Ann “Dottie” Kissner, 85, died peacefully on Saturday (Oct. 20, 2012) at Country View of Sunbury Care Center.
Dottie was born in Columbus to Frances and Harold Brown on July 13, 1927. She lived most of her life in Delaware, graduating from Willis High School in 1945 and from Ohio Wesleyan University in 1949 with a degree in community recreation. She met the love of her life, Richard “Dick” Kissner, in third grade. They were married on July 30, 1949, and raised two children in the home they built on Olentangy View Drive. Dottie taught 2nd grade and high school girl’s PE for the Buckeye Valley school district. Later, she entered a second career as a real estate agent, working for local agencies, Disbennet and HER. She attended Liberty Presbyterian Church.
She will be remembered as a devoted wife and a loving and fun mother and grandmother. She enjoyed sports of all kinds and cheered with her husband for The Ohio State Buckeyes and the New York Yankees. Upon retirement in 1982, she and Dick moved to Venice, Fla., where they lived for 22 years before returning to Delaware County in 2004.
Dottie is survived by daughter, Tracey Scott (Brad), of Powell; granddaughters, Shawna Scott Hewitt (Cameron) and Courtney Scott, both of Seattle, and Jessica Kissner Tucker (Gene) of Marion; great-granddaughters, Natalie, Emilie and Madalaine; sisters, Gene Nelson (Jim), Arlou Senft and Vicki Osborn, all formerly of Delaware; and nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by Dick, her husband of 55 years; by her son, Jack; sister, Jeanette Augsburger; and brothers-in-law, Donald Senft and Harold Augsburger.
A memorial service will be held at a later date at Liberty Presbyterian Church with inurnment at the church’s Pathway to the Son. Memorial contributions may be made to Country View of Sunbury, Memory Care Unit, 14961 N. Old 3C Highway, Sunbury, OH 43074.
The family wishes to express heartfelt gratitude to the caring staff at CountryView where Dottie lived for more than four years and to Dottie’s former student, Wendy, whose thoughtful remembrances of “Mrs. K” meant so much.