Kathleen J. Dorn
Age 74, beloved mother, sister and grandmother, passed away in her Ashtabula, OH home Monday, February 3, 2020. She was born in Cleveland Heights but lived most of her life in Springfield and Ashtabula. Kathy will be remembered most as a caring mother, loving grandmother and empathetic friend and neighbor. Others will remember her as an exceptional second grade teacher at Snowhill Elementary in Springfield Ohio, a hospital ward secretary at Mercy Hospital, and volunteer rehabilitating animals and birds in her home. The most well-known animals she cared for are the crow who followed her to work and "Chuck" the groundhog, who made special television appearances this time of the year in the late '80s from his post-rehabilitation home at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History.

Kathy Dorn is preceded in death by Debra Lynn, her daughter. She is survived by two sons, brother and sister, grandchildren, nieces and nephews and their families. She attended Shaw High School in East Cleveland and Wittenberg University, Springfield, OH. Kathy enjoyed playing the flute and we'll remember our love for her whenever we see her precious butterflies.

Condolences can be written at Blessingcremation.com. No viewing was held. A celebration of her life will be announced to family and friends at a future date. In lieu of flowers, Kathy would have requested that friends care for animals, like her, by donating to the animal shelter nearest you.
Published on February 12, 2020


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Kathie pizel
Feb 27, 2020
Kathy will be missed so much. She was one of the nicest person I ever met. Always caring with a Keen eye for animals
.she was a very special,loving lady
Gary and Kathie Novak
Feb 13, 2020
Kathy was a very special person. She was our neighbor for a number of years always lending a helping hand. She was a loving animal lover especially all of her cats and her dog Happy. We are so sorry to hear of her passing. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her especially her neighbors. May god keep her and gives those comport who knew and loved her.