Penwell Turner Funeral Home - Shelby, Ohio

Dorothy Jane (Blanchard) Easley

Dorothy Jane Easley, age 94, died Thursday, October 8, 2009 at Altercare of Bucyrus where she had resided the past two years.

She was born January 21, 1915 in Kansas City, Missouri the daughter of the late Ira Elmer and Ada Gill (Suddarth) Blanchard. She graduated from Central High School in Kansas City. Dorothy and her husband, Jack, owned and operated All Craft Shade and Blind Company in Van Nuys, California for over 50 years. She was a member of the First Alliance Church in Bucyrus, Christian Business Women’s Association, and Gideon’s International Ladies Auxiliary. Dorothy enjoyed embroidery, sewing and crossword puzzles. She was proud to have been chosen the 2008 Senior Bratwurst Festival Queen.

Dorothy is survived by her children: Joyce and Howard Gwirtz of Crestline, Carol and Dr. Linn Carothers of Castaic, CA, and Richard Lee Easley of Lancaster, CA; 7 grandchildren: Jackie and David Evans, Curtis Easley, Elizabeth Quaintance, Timothy Carothers, Joshua Carothers, Hudson Carothers, Andrew Carothers; 9 great grandchildren: Rebecca Noblit, Stacy Evans, Mason Quaintance, Myra Quaintance, Ryan Easley, Michael Quaintance, Kylie Carothers, Jonathan Carothers, Kenzie Carothers;4 great great grandchildren: Faith Wallace, Walker Wallace, Carson Noblit and Christian Evans. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Clasbey Easley in 2003, a son, Fred Easley in 1953, a sister, Elizabeth Walker, and a brother, William Blanchard.

Friends may call on Sunday, October 18, 2009 from 1-2 PM at the Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby, where funeral services will be held on Sunday at 2 PM with her son-in-law, Dr. Linn Carothers officiating. Graveside services will be on Monday at 10 AM at Sandusky Township Cemetery on Biddle Road. Memorial expressions may be made to Gideon’s International. On-line condolences may be made to

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  1. Guest says:

    Family_of: Dorothy Jane Easley
    Your_Name: Patricia Freeman

    Date: 09-10-13


    Dear Family,

    Please accept my sincerest sympathy at the death of your dear loved one. Please be assured that your tears are not unnoticed by the Creator of life. Although your deep pain will not easily disappear, praying to God will bring comfort to you as you grieve. The Bible tells us that God is “healing the broken-hearted ones and is binding up their painful spot” (Psalm 147:3). May the “Father of tender mercies” and the “God of all comfort” strengthen your faith and give you courage to face the days ahead (1Corinthians 1:3).

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