To honor and keep the wishes of Dorothy M. Schupp, 83, of Newcomerstown, no public visitation or services are planned. Private burial will be held in West Lawn Cemetery, Newcomerstown. The Ourant Funeral Home in Newcomerstown was assisting the family. She passed away Tuesday, July 7, 2009, at the Hospice Center of Fairlawn from complications of a fall suffered on June 23.

A daughter of the late Porter Hesket and Bess Hesket Myers, Dorothy was born Oct. 7, 1925.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Howard Schupp of Newcomerstown, who passed away in 1994; three sons, Larry Garretson in 1974, Bill Schupp in 1991, John Schupp in 1995; her sister, Evelyn Hayes in 2007; and her step-father, John "Jack" Myers in 1974.

In their earlier years, Dorothy and Howard may have been the original house "flippers" -- buying, renovating and selling over 50 houses in Newcomerstown during the 1960s and 1970s. In addition to helping Howard with the houses, Dorothy owned and operated Schupp's Used Furniture Store, Newcomerstown. Throughout her life, Dorothy always loved to find bargains for her family and friends at local garage sales, auctions and estate sales.

Those of us who were loved by Dorothy will never forget her. Surviving are children, Pat (John) Ferrell of Newcomerstown, Clara (Bob) Atkinson of Dover and Lester Garretson of Newcomerstown; and grandchildren, Angie Ferrell of Cambridge and Rick Ferrell of Newcomerstown.

Memorial contributions may be made in her name to the Tuscarawas County Humane Society, P.O. Box 92, New Philadelphia, OH 44663.