Dorothy Mae “Dottie” Godwin Cunningham, 88, of Sidney and formerly of Belle Center and Bradenton, FL, passed away on Friday, May 10, 2013 at the Fairhaven Shelby County Home, Sidney, OH.
She was born on February 15, 1925, in Bellefontaine to the late Raymond and Betty (Adams) Godwin.
On February 10, 1941, she married Francis E. Cunningham in Cincinnati and he preceded her in death on January 1, 1984. She is also preceded in death by her sisters, Jane Hale and Helen Godwin, a brother, Clarence Godwin, and nephews Butch Mumford, Frank Eugene Cunningham and Clifford Cunningham, Jr.
Surviving is her sister-in-law, Mary Mumford of Botkins, who was her friend from the age of 14, nephews and nieces, John Cunningham, Robert Cunningham, Don Mumford, Lois Smith, Henry Hale, Rose Ann Ratliff and Preston Hale.
A homemaker, she was a member of the Belle Center Church of Christ, life member of the Roundhead Ladies Auxiliary of V.F.W. Post #8832, the Women’s Club and Shuffleboard Club at Manatee Trailer Park, Bradenton, FL.
She spent her summers and holidays with her niece and nephew, Lois Smith and Butch Mumford, and she loved fishing with her husband, playing shuffleboard and taking trips. Her life was dedicated to being a good wife, companion, and help mate to her husband.
She was a good person and will be missed by those who knew and loved her.
A private graveside service will be held in the Huntsville Cemetery with Pastor Bryan Meadows officiating.
In lieu of flowers the family has requested that memorial contributions be made to Wilson Memorial Hospice.
Eichholtz Funeral Home in Bellefontaine handled the arrangements for the family and condolences may be expressed at www.edsfh.com