Dorothy Jean Shick

| November 30, 2019

ShickDorothy Jean Shick, 89, of Hawthorn, died Thursday morning, November 28, 2019, at the Clarion Hospital.

Born on May 9, 1930, in Leatherwood, the daughter of the late Orie Eugene and Myrtle Alice Louise (Flick) Shanafelt, she married on September 26, 1946, to Edward Carl Shick who preceded her death on February 20, 2009.

As a member of the Hawthorn Nazarene Church, she taught children’s Sunday school for many years and was part of the church’s Missionary Society. She was devoted to her family and friends, always with a welcoming door at her home. She was an avid reader who also enjoyed collecting sea shells, post cards and cardinal figurines and loved bird watching and flowers. Her family devotion lead her to start the Shick/Shreckengost reunion and explore the family genealogy.

She is survived by two daughters, Carla Wheeler, of Oil City and Brenda DeCorte, her husband Craig, of Clarion; three grandchildren, Jason DeCorte, of Georgia, Kirsten Hassan, her husband Michael, and Shane Wheeler, his wife Jenny, both of Virginia; four great-grandchildren, Casey Alexis Hassan, Kaela Makenzie Wheeler, Carter Burke Hassan and Brandon Daniel Wheeler; two sisters, Bonnie Henry of Black Lick, PA and Lacey Luther of East lake, Ohio.

In addition to her parents and husband, Edward, she was preceded in death by three brothers, Robert Stover, James Stover and Don Stover, and three sisters, Gay Metz, Kathy McNaughton and Robin Davis.

Visitation will be held on Monday, December 2, 2019, from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Alcorn Funeral Home in Hawthorn. The service will follow at 12 p.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Tonya Hockenberry officiating.

Interment will take place at the Oakland Cemetery in Distant.

Memorial contributions may be made in Dorothy’s name to the Redbank Valley Public Library, 720 Broad Street, New Bethlehem, Pa. 16242 or the Hawthorn Church of the Nazarene, 1142 Chestnut Street, Hawthorn, Pa. 16230.
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