Dorothy Lee Koonce

December 12, 1936 - February 6, 2022

12/12/1936 - 02/06/2022

Past Services

Wednesday February 09, 2022
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Homes - Shadyside Chapel
3900 Central Avenue
Shadyside, Ohio 43947
740-676-4310 | Directions

Dorothy Lee Koonce, 85, of Shadyside, OH, passed away Sunday, February 6, 2022 at home. Dorothy was born December 12, 1936 in Bellaire, OH.

She was a daughter of the late Leland and Matilda (Lippencott) Bates.

She was a homemaker and a Methodist by faith.

Preceding her in death, in addition to her parents, was her husband Donald J. Koonce, brother Earl Ramsey, and sisters Karen Johnson, Josie Ruzich, Betty Ramsey, and Mary Ann VanDyne.

Surviving are children; Michael (Ruth) Koonce of Green Castle, PA, Terry (April) Koonce of Shadyside, OH, Kelli (John) Hartung of Springfield, OH, Melody (Wallace) Malolepszy of Shadyside, OH, Cathy Palmer of Shadyside, OH, and Donald (Jana) Koonce, Jr. of Lebanon, OH, 8 grandchildren; Terry, Christopher, Michael Koonce, Kelsey Kelley, Jennifer Predovich, Melissa Jackson, Joshua Palmer and Ashley Kuhn; 11 great grandchildren; Jayden, Hayden, Grayson, Brayden, Ethan, Scarlett, Emily, Olivia, Owen, Logan and Selah, brother; Roland Bates of Wheeling, WV, sister; Donna Robson of Columbus, OH, as well as several nieces and nephews.

Dorothy was a most beloved Mother, Grandmother, and Great-grandmother. She will be sadly missed.

Family and Friends will be received 10am-2pm Wednesday, February 9, 2022 at the Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Homes and Crematory, 3900 Central Avenue, Shadyside, Ohio where funeral services will be at 2:00pm with Rev. Gary Rankin officiating.

Burial will follow in Powhatan Cemetery, Powhatan Point, Ohio. Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer’s Association @ Condolences may be expressed to the family at

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OWL Columbus
11 months ago

Kelli and John, and the Koonce Family, Our deepest condolences to you and your family with the loss of Dorothy.

Lori & Ron Gerdau
11 months ago

Thinking of you all during this difficult time. May you all have peace & comfort.

Bob & Becky Selmon
11 months ago

Prayers for her family.

Sandra and Don Fuchs
11 months ago

Sorry to hear of my cousin’s passing. Keeping all of the family in our prayers. Sorry we can’t be there for the services. Sandra & Don

Penny & Terry Kennedy
11 months ago

May God grant all of your family peace, knowing you are in a glorious place. Heartfelt sympathy. Much love. Penny & Terry

11 months ago

Love you so much grandma, you & grandpa are finally at peace. ❤️

11 months ago

I will miss you so much Mama Dorothy but your at peace with Don where you wanted to be. Love you ❤️