Dorothy M. (Gates) Shaum
Dorothy M. Shaum, age 89, of Shelby, died Saturday, December 5, 2009 at her home.
Dorothy was born April 1, 1920 in Bloomingrove Township, Richland County, Ohio the daughter of the late Donald F. and Cleo M. (Arnold) Gates. She retired as office manager for a restaurant in Ecorse, Michigan.
She was a member of the First United Church of Christ, the Women’s Guild at the church and the Friends of The Library at Marvin Memorial in Shelby. Dorothy was a very creative and talented artist and was a member of the Brush and Pallet Art Club in Mansfield.
She is survived by a son and his wife: Mark Allen and Cynthia Shaum of Armington, IL; a grandson: Scott Shaum of Armington, IL; 4 brothers and their wives: Donald and Phyllis Gates of Shelby, Kenneth and Marianne Gates of Shelby, Douglas and Elizabeth Gates of Warsaw, IN, Dennis and Carol Gates of Lancaster, OH; a sister and her husband: Betty and Wayne Mellick of Rock Hill, SC. She was preceded in death by her husband: Hershel R. Shaum in 1988, 2 brothers: Russell and Teddy Gates, 2 sisters: Donna Nelson and Sandra Gates.
There will be no visitation. Graveside services will be held on Saturday, December 12, 2009 at 11 AM at Mansfield Memorial Park with Rev. Dr. Rich Chappey Rader officiating. Memorial expressions may be made to the First United Church of Christ. The family would appreciate on-line condolences at