Dorothy Allene Roney Curtis

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Dorothy Allene Roney Curtis, 86, of Cincinnati, Ohio, formerly of Cleveland, Ohio, and Claysville, died Sunday, February 10, 2013.


She was born May 9, 1926, in Wheeling, W.Va., a daughter of Charles and Rosa Roney.


In her youth, she shared her home in Claysville with her parents and brothers John Edwin and David Roney.


Mrs. Curtis attended Westminster College.


She worked for the Red Cross in Oklahoma while her husband, Jack Curtis, studied at the university. After his graduation, they moved to Cleveland.


Mrs. Curtis loved bird watching; traveling to all 50 states; sunsets off the balcony in St. Petersburg Beach, Fla.; vacationing with best friends the Brownlee family; driving the Metro Parks; listening to music at Blossom Music Center and Cincinnati Symphony; reading each and every word in the newspaper; hosting her Cleveland friends; Fourth of July parties at Lake Lucerne; watching the snow fall outside the window; gourmet cooking classes; long walks; treating her grandchildren to special days just with her; watching golf on TV; her churches and prayer.


Surviving are daughters Barbara Curtis (Jon) France and Diane Curtis (Lee) Wallace; brother John Edwin Roney; granddaughters Kristen and Megan France; grandchildren Karen (Wallace) Ottenweller, Mike Ottenweller; great-grandsons Jack Ottenweller, Jimmy and Bryan Wallace; nieces and nephews; dear sisters-in-law Connie Roney, Joan Clark and Dee Curtis; and dear brothers-in-law Ken Clark and Bill Curtis.


A special note from her family, “Mother, we miss you, we love you.”


Friends will be received from 2 to 3 p.m. Sunday, February 17, in Michael H. Heinrich Funeral Home, 219 Main St, Claysville, where services will be held at 3 p.m. with the Rev. Meade Lacock officiating. Interment will follow in Claysville Cemetery. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Cincinnati Symphony, Cincinnati Ballet, Claysville Christian Church, Pass-a-Grille Beach Community Church, or a public radio station of one’s choice.


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