Dorothy Mae (Slothower) Stout, 90, a resident of Masonic Village, Elizabethtown, passed away on Saturday, April 6, 2019. She was born in Harrisburg to the late Majorie May Turck and Harry Griest Slothower. She is predeceased by her loving husband of 66 years, William Stout.
Dorothy grew up in Wellsville, Mechanicsburg, and then the Masonic Children’s Home in Elizabethtown, PA. She graduated from Elizabethtown High School, Class of 1946 and then continued her education at Shippensburg State Teacher’s College, Class of 1950. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in history. In addition she earned a Master of Education degree at Temple University, and a Master of Library Science degree at Drexel University. Dorothy taught school for 37 years beginning her career in Norwood School District in Delaware County and then teaching 35 years in Bristol Township School District in Bucks County. Her longest tenures were at John Fitch Elementary teaching Rapid Sixth Grade and at Armstrong Middle School as the librarian.
In her past, she was active in Emilie United Methodist Church School, Levittown, PA, tutoring, Delta Kappa Gamma, Order of the Eastern Star, AAUW, the Masonic Alumni Association and the Masonic Children’s Home. She enjoyed traveling, reading, puzzles and card games. She also avidly enjoyed square dancing and bowling.
She is survived by her children: Diana S. Ludwig of Lancaster, and W. Raiford Stout and wife Tina G. of Lancaster; grandchildren; Kenneth D. Ludwig and wife Jeannie, W. Bradley Stout, and Michael A. Stout; great-grandchildren, Grace M. Ludwig, and Allison M. Ludwig; brother, John Henry Slothower of Mt. Airy, MD. She is predeceased by her son, Kenneth W. Stout.
A funeral service will be held on Friday, April 12, 2019 at 11 AM at the Sell Chapel at Masonic Village, 1 Masonic Dr., Elizabethtown, PA 17022 with The Reverend A. Preston Van Deursen officiating. A viewing will be held from 10:30 AM until the time of the service. A committal service will be held at Sunset Memorial Park, Feasterville, PA on Saturday, April 13 at 11:30 AM. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Miller-Finkenbinder F.H. & C., 130 N. Market St., Elizabethtown, PA 17022.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in her memory to the Masonic Children’s Home, 1 Masonic Drive, Elizabethtown, PA 17022.
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