Dorothy Eileen (Wright) Silver

January 25, 1940 ~ October 25, 2023 (age 83) 83 Years Old

Dorothy Silver Obituary


Dorothy “Dot” Eileen Silver, 83, of St. Marys, OH died 1:30 p.m. Wednesday October 25, 2023 at Vancrest of St. Marys, with her loving family at her bedside.

She was born January 25, 1940 in St.  Marys, OH to Donald and Opal (Henne) Wright.

On January 21, 1961 at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, she married Berry G. Silver, who died March 27, 2016.

Survivors include: son Sean (Teresa) Silver of St. Marys, OH

                              son Aaron (Amy) Silver of Shepherdsville, KY

                              grandchildren: Joshua (Candice) Silver, Kyle (Stephanie) Silver,  Allison Silver, Ashley (Matt) Luthman, Adam Silver

                              7 great-grandchildren

                              sister-in-law Mary Leilajo (Joseph) Reineke, Sr. of St. Marys, OH

Preceded in death by: parents Donald and Opal Wright; husband Berry Silver; brother Donald (Maxine) Wright; brother-in-law M. Thomas (Barbara) Silver

She was a graduate of St. Marys Memorial High School (Class of 1958) and St. Rita’s School of Nursing in Lima, OH.

A registered nurse at JTDM Hospital, she was unit manager of Coronary Care/Intensive Care for many years. A skilled caregiver, she bonded with both patients and co-workers at the hospital.

Dedicated to others, Dorothy was a board member of Auglaize Co. Health Department and Auglaize Co. Council on Aging and volunteered for the Grand Lake Health System Outreach Program. She was a state representative and board member for the Public Employees Retirement System of Ohio. In addition, she was an instructor for nursing and EMT - Paramedic Advanced Cardiac Life Support classes, helping countless first responders/health care providers attain and maintain certification.

She was a loyal fan of St. Marys Roughriders and OSU Buckeye sports programs. 

Dorothy was a dedicated public servant who strived to do what was best for her community.

Her favorite pastimes included traveling, square dancing and spoiling her grandchildren. More than anything else, she treasured the time she was able to spend with her family and many close friends.

Rites are scheduled to begin at 10:30 a.m. on Monday October 30, 2023 at the Miller Funeral Home 1605 Celina Road (Ohio 703 West) in St. Marys. The Rev. Rhonda Hainer will officiate the services.

Burial will follow at the Elm Grove Cemetery in St. Marys.

Visitation 2:00 - 6:00 p.m. on Sunday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be directed to either St. Paul’s UCC or JTDM Hospice.

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October 29, 2023

2:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Miller Funeral Home
1605 Celina Rd
St. Marys, OH 45885

Funeral Rites
October 30, 2023

10:30 AM
Miller Funeral Home
1605 Celina Rd
St. Marys, OH 45885


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