DOROTHY E. McKIBANS, age 94
of New Bremen, died on Friday, August 16, 2019 at 10:30 P.M. at the Elmwood Assisted Living in New Bremen where she had resided for the past year. She was born on September 9, 1924 in Warren, Ohio, the daughter of the late William W. and Rosa S. (Arnold) Milroy. On May 14, 1949 she married Howard P. McKibans, who died on June 18, 2012. Surviving are her children Deborah (Gary) Schrolucke of New Knoxville, Timothy (Lois) McKibans of Johns Creek, GA, Thomas (Debbie Dargan) McKibans of Wellington, FL, along with her grandchildren Ben Schrolucke, Luke Schrolucke, Kim (Todd) Carey, Michelle (Nick) Urrea, Sean Dargan, and Ryan Dargan, and her great-grandchildren, Lilly and Tyler Urrea, and Connor, Davis, and Evan Carey, and several nieces and nephews. Dorothy was preceded in death by her siblings Gordon Milroy, Vera Peat, Katherine Anderson Lesher, an infant sister, and a granddaughter Christina Dargan.
Dorothy was a graduate of Akron East High School, and she also graduated from the Hammel-Actual Business School in Akron. She was an active member of the Faith Alliance Church in New Bremen for many years. As a homemaker, she devoted herself to raising and caring for her family, she was an excellent seamstress, and she also loved to entertain. She was involved with the New Bremen Garden Club, was active in the PTA, volunteered for many years at the Joint Twp. Dist. Memorial Hospital, and was known to be quite the Bridge player.
Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, August 21, 2019 at 10:30 A.M. at the Faith Alliance Church in New Bremen, with Pastor Trent Fledderjohann officiating. Interment will follow in the Pilger Ruhe Cemetery of New Knoxville. Calling hours will be held on Tuesday, August 20, 2019 from 6:00 until 8:00 P.M. at the Gilberg-Hartwig Funeral Home in New Bremen, and one hour prior to the services at the church on Wednesday. The family requests that memorial contributions in memory of Dorothy be made to Faith Alliance Church (6670 Knoxville Ave., New Bremen, Ohio 45869).