Dorothy Ruth (Young) Walton

Born: Mon., Feb. 4, 1929
Died: Sun., Feb. 4, 2018


10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Tue., Feb. 06, 2018
Location: First Church of the Nazarene

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Tue., Feb. 06, 2018
Location: First Church of the Nazarene

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Dorothy Ruth Walton, 88, formerly of Russell, PA, passed away on February 1, 2018, at the Rouse Warren County Home. Dorothy was born February 4, 1929, in Cleveland, OH, the daughter of the late William J. and Eunice Rhodes Young. Dorothy graduated from Brush High school in Lyndhurst, OH in 1946. She attended Eastern Nazarene College in Wollaston, MA. graduating with a B.S. Degree in Elementary Education in 1950.She also took graduate hours from Wayne State University, Michigan University and Western Michigan University. On June 24, 1950 she was married to Clifford L. Walton, it was a double wedding ceremony along with her twin sister who married William Varian. She shared her husband's ministry of over 42 years in The Church of the Nazarene in Ohio, Michigan and Massachusetts. While serving as a pastor's wife she also taught Kindergarten or First Grade in Stow, Ohio ; Champion, Ohio; Warren, Michigan. She founded the Nazarene Wee Care Center in Portage, MI. and also taught at the Congregational Church Nursery School in Owosso, MI. After retirement she and her husband moved to Florida for nine years returning to Russell, Pa. for health reasons in 2001, residing with her daughter and son-in-law; Joanne and Daniel Sorensen. She was a member of the Owosso First Church of the Nazarene and attended Warren First Church of the Nazarene. She also served as a Volunteer at Warren General Hospital. Dorothy is survived by two children; Glenn L. Walton, his wife Dianne, of Gray, ME and Joanne L. Sorensen and her husband, Daniel,of Russell, PA; grandchildren, Jennifer Whelan and husband Lt. Colonel Christopher Whelan, of Laurel, MD, Brynne Hinsdale and her husband Kyle, of Clymer, N.Y., and Aric L. Walton and wife Jessica of Yarmouth, ME; great grandchildren, Gerrit, Bryce, Aidan, Declan, and Morgan; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. Clifford Walton; her identical twin sister, Doris Varian Ketner; a brother, Frank Young, an infant brother William Young, a grandson Zachary Sorensen; Friends will be received at the First Church of the Nazarene, 907 Penna. Ave. East, warren, PA, 16365 on Tuesday, February 6, from10 am until 11 am, at which time a funeral service will be held there, with Rev. Jay Maier, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in the Pine Grove Cemetery, Russell. The family suggests memorial donations be made to The Nursing Education Fund, Northwest Hospital Foundation, 100 Fairfield Drive, Seneca, PA 16346 or to a charity of choice.

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Sue Simmons
   Posted Fri February 02, 2018
Joanne and family, please accept my condolences. I know how important a loving mother is In ones life. Remember your times together and reflect back with a smile. Hugs in this time of loss.
Sue Simmons

Julie (Dause) Lee
   Posted Fri February 02, 2018
Glenn and Joanne,

Sending my love and prayers. Your mom was so special to me those years we were together at Detroit Trinity Naz. It was great to meet up with Dorothy and Cliff when we were in Perry and they were in Owosso. She was a saint and will be missed by us all. Celebrate her life and I so wish I could be in attendance.

Joyce Bradeen
   Posted Sun February 04, 2018
Have thought of you fondly these many years. So blessed to hear of your homecoming. Blessings to your family. Well done thy good and faithful servant. Joyce Bradeen at First Church of the Nazarene in Kalamazoo, Michigan

Joyce Lage
   Posted Sun February 04, 2018
Mrs. Walton's Family, Our boys went to the Wee Care Daycare that your mom founded. We never knew your parents but, have heard many wonderful stories of them. We learned of the day care through Alice and many others who attended this church. We found a home there and have attended since 1983. Shortly after we became members. Thanking our Lord for the many lives that touched us through this daycare. Many lives are still being touched and the daycare has grown wonderfully. What a beautiful ministry!!! Family that has been blessed. Thanking God!!!!

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