COSHOCTON- Dorothy Jane (Mikesell) Mizer, 98, passed Oct. 18, 2021 at Altercare of Coshocton.
She was born Oct. 11, 1923 in Coshocton, the daughter of the late Herald G. and Helen L. (Giffin) Mikesell. She graduated from Union High School in 1941 and Bliss Business College in Columbus. She worked as a secretary in Columbus, California, and Coshocton, over 30 years in Insurance as an Agent for the Henry Thompson Agency, Thompson-Vanaman Agency, and Jacobs Insurance Agency.
She was an avid golfer and a member of Hickory Flats Golf Course. She also did a lot of work on genealogy projects.
Dorothy was a member of New Guilford United Methodist Church. She married Samuel L. Mizer at the church on Sept. 1, 1946, who preceded her in death on Sept. 28, 2007.
Dorothy & Sam had two sons, H. Steven (Patti) Mizer of Walhonding, and Chrispin L. (Julie) Mizer of Roswell, GA. She was blessed with six grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren, Tom (Mandy) Mizer and Samantha of Walhonding, Kimberly Mizer and Elyse & Jocelyn Damron of Columbus, Michelle (Rob) Hernandez and Bella & Lilly of Blacklick, Jim (Christy) Mizer and Katelyn, Luke, & Drew of Mason, Michael (Ashley) Mizer and Parker & Mady of Cummings, GA, and Sara (Kemp) Mauldin and Archer, Logan, & Barrett of Canton, GA. She also has one living sister, Imogene Hanes of Walhonding.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a sister, Lelah (Mikesell) Connolly in 1981; and two sisters-in-law, Janice Clark and Tyke Mizer.
A private graveside service will be held at Valley View Cemetery near Warsaw, where Dorothy will be laid to rest beside her husband. The public is invited to Steven’s home, 23121 Twp. Rd. 371 Walhonding, OH 43843 (near New Guilford), where her family will receive visitors beginning at 12:00 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 22, 2021. The Fischer Funeral Home in Warsaw is handling arrangements. www.fischerfuneralhome.com
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are suggested to the New Guilford U.M.C., c/o Imogene Hanes (Secretary), 30770 New Guilford Rd. Walhonding, OH 43843.
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