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Graveside Service

Tarlton Cemetery
Tuesday January 18th, 2022
2:00pm - 2:30pm

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Dorothy M. Drum

Dorothy M. (Hartranft) Drum, age 91 of Circleville passed away on Wednesday, January 12, 2022, at Berger Hospital in Circleville. She was born July 31, 1930, in Fairfield County, the daughter of the late Roy E. and Esther Viola (Rhymer) Hartranft. In October 1958, she married Eldon J. Drum. Dorothy was a 1948 graduate of Saltcreek Township School. She retired after 43 years with the State of Ohio at the Department of Taxation, Boys Industrial School and Southeastern Correctional Institution. She was a member of St. Jacob's Lutheran Church in Tarlton until its' closure in December 2016 and then she joined Trinity Lutheran Church in Circleville. Dorothy was a member of the Stoutsville Senior Citizens and the Pickaway Senior Center where she enjoyed playing cards and visiting with friends. She also took many trips through the Senior Center as well as Noble Tours. She enjoyed gardening, crocheting and was an avid reader.

She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; and sister, Doris Hartley. She is survived by her brother, David (Wanda) Hartranft; sisters, Della Worley, Joan Dove, and Ethel North; nephews, Timothy (Ann) Drum, Donald (Jeanne) Hartley, Dale (Joy) Hartley, Ronald Dove, Timothy (Melissa) Hartranft, Tracy (Tammie) Hartranft, Thomas (Dawn) Hartranft, and Trent (Shannon) Hartranft; nieces, Teresa Gebhart, Zelpha Barnhart, Susan Hickey, Tamie (Russ) Bertkey, Terrie (Randy) Snider, Patricia (Eddie) Rickels, Teryl (David) Wilson, and Trina (Andrew) Wright; also several great nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 18, 2022, at Tarlton Cemetery with Pastor Lynn Summers officiating. Arrangements are in the care of Taylor-Theller Funeral Home, Amanda.

In honor of Dorothy, donations may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.

Condolences may be made at www.taylortheller.com.

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Dorothy was such a wonderful person. She was gracious and kind... She welcomed me with open arms when I first met her at the Southeastern Correctional Institution. We worked together from 1985 to 1988. She was a trusted and loyal employee, and always could be counted on for advise. I will miss her. And although our paths had not crossed often these last several years it does not mean that she was forgotten. I'm so glad to have had a chance to know her. Tony Brigano

Tony Brigano Jan 15 2022 11:24 PM