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Dorothy Mae “Dottie” Godwin Cunningham

Dorothy Mae “Dottie” Godwin Cunningham, 88, of Sidney, formerly of Belle Center and Bradenton, Fla., passed away Friday, May 10, 2013, at the Fairhaven Shelby County Home, Sidney.

She was born in Bellefontaine on Feb. 15, 1925, to the late Raymond and Betty Adams Godwin.

On Feb. 10, 1941, she married Francis E. Cunningham in Cincinnati and he preceded her in death Jan. 1, 1984. She also was preceded in death by her sisters, Jane Hale and Helen Godwin; a brother, Clarence Godwin; and nephews, Butch Mumford, Frank Eugene Cunningham and Clifford Cunningham Jr.

Survivors include her sister-in-law, Mary Mumford of Botkins, who was her friend from the age of 14; and nephews and nieces, John Cunningham, Robert Cunningham, Don Mumford, Lois Smith, Henry Hale, Rose Ann Ratliff and Preston Hale.

A homemaker, she was a member of the Belle Center Church of Christ, life member of the Roundhead Ladies Auxiliary of V.F.W. Post 8832, the Women’s Club and Shuffleboard Club at Manatee Trailer Park, Bradenton, Fla.

She spent her summers and holidays with her niece and nephew, Lois Smith and Butch Mumford, and she loved fishing with her husband, playing shuffleboard and taking trips.

Her life was dedicated to being a good wife, companion and help mate to her husband. She was a good person and will be missed by those who knew and loved her.

Pastor Bryan Meadows officiates a private graveside service in Huntsville Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that memorial contributions be made to Wilson Memorial Hospice.

Arrangements were handled by Eichholtz Funeral Home, Bellefontaine, where condolences may be expressed at

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