Penwell Turner Funeral Home - Shelby, Ohio

Dorotha V. Hochenshilt

Dorotha V. Hochenshilt, age 98, formerly of Shelby, died Tuesday, August 13, 2013 at The Good Shepherd  in Ashland.

Dorotha was born May 8, 1915 in Jackson Township, Richland County, Ohio the daughter of the late Bert and Rhea (Hoffman) White. She graduated from Shelby High School in 1933 and married Glenn L. Hochenshilt on March 4, 1944. Dorotha was a member of the First Lutheran Church in Shelby and the Sunshine Club. She was a librarian in Chesterville, a homemaker, and supported her husband’s careers of farming, teaching and coaching. Four generations of nieces and nephews have enjoyed the loving kindness of their “Aunt Dorotha”. She made time for her nieces and nephews with vacations on the farm and playing games. Over the years she gifted them with many crocheted items.

She is survived by nieces and nephews: Ann (Doug) Hedrick of Shelby, Eugene (Judy) White of Bellevue, Roger (Joan) White of Montana, Mary (Joe) Platt of Bucyrus, Sue (Jim) Rabold of New Mexico and many great and great great nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by:  her parents; her husband, Glenn; a brother and sister-in-law, Wilbur and Helen White; a sister –in-law: Mary Hochenshilt; a sister and brother-in-law: Viola and Herbert Davis; an infant brother; and a niece, Lucille (John) Ocker;  other nieces and cousins.

Friends and family are welcome on Friday, August 16, 2013 from 1-2 PM at the Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby, where funeral services will be held  at  2 PM, conducted by Rev. Joe Platt. Burial will follow in Oakland Cemetery in Shelby. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of North Central Ohio or Marvin Memorial Library. To leave a condolence or share a memory with Dorotha’s family, please visit


Memories & Condolence

  1. Ann Imhoff says:

    Ann and family
    So sorry about your aunt. You spoke of her so often and were so good to her. I know she is looking down on you and yours. Sorry Jacob wasn’t here to be with you but know Bob and Catherine will be good to you. They trained Jacob.
    You are in my prayers.
    Love, Ann

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