Dorothy Ann Stearns, 91, of Kiantone Road, Jamestown, died Saturday (September 3, 2022) at the Keeper of the Flame Personal Care Home in Blairsville, Pennsylvania.
A lifelong resident of the area, she was born in Jamestown on December 27, 1930 to the late George A. and Emily A. Carlberg Clark Sr.
Dorothy was a graduate of Falconer High School and Jamestown Community College with a Registered Nursing degree. In earlier years she was employed at Bradford Hospital and prior to her retirement at WCA Hospital where she retired in 1995.
She was a member of the Ashville Wesleyan Methodist Church and had served as a Sunday school teacher, church treasurer and church pianist. Dorothy was also a member of the Kiantone Historical Society and enjoyed cooking, baking, crocheting and cross-stitching. She also enjoyed spending time with her family.
Five children survive: Allen (Ruth) Stearns of Ashville, Linda (Thomas) Mitchell of Penns Creek, Pennsylvania, Gayle (Dennis) Stratton of Ashville, Sharon (Rob) Smith of Blairsville, Pennsylvania, and Melanie (Dale) Bennett of Youngsville. Pa.; 18 Grandchildren: Michelle Abers, Bruce Stearns, Daniel Smith, Scott Smith, Amber Mowery, William Stratton, Thomas Stratton, Chip Stratton, Julie Dorman, Randall Stratton, Steven Harris, Wendy Harbison, Graham Smith, Grant Smith, Grady Smith, Gray Smith , Edward Bennett and Mindy Sue Cotton; 48 great-grandchildren; three-stage great-grandchildren; seven great-great grandchildren; four-stage great-great-grandchildren; and two stepsisters: Joyce Devine and JoAnn Jones.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by husband Paul W. Stearns Jr., whom she married on April 18, 1951 in Levant, NY and who died on October 25, 2005; two brothers: G. Allen Clark Sr. and Philip Clark; and her stepmother, Artensia Crawford Clark.
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Ashville Wesleyan Methodist Church. Rev. Michael Steese, pastor of the church, will officiate. Burial will take place at Allenfriedhof.
Friends will be welcomed by family at the Falconer Funeral Home on Friday from 5pm to 8pm and at the church one hour before the funeral service on Saturday.
Memorial contributions can be made to Ashville Wesleyan Methodist Church, PO Box 104, Ashville, NY 14710.
Visit our website at www.falconerfuneral home.net to send a message of condolences. Dorothy’s service will be streamed live on the funeral home‘s website. Click Dorothy’s Obituary, then click the Live Stream tab.