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Dorothy Younkin

March 22, 1929 — May 15, 2018

Dorothy M. Younkin, 89, of Scottdale, passed away, Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at her home. She was born March 22, 1929 in Scottdale a daughter of the late Webster and Elma (Tedrow) Rath.

Dorothy was a loving homemaker who enjoyed time spent with her family and sitting on her porch taking in the outdoors.  She was a member of Jacob’s Creek United Methodist Church and the Order of Eastern Star Chapter #205 Monessen.  She had been a member of the former OES Chapter #383, Scottdale.

She is survived by her loving and devoted children, her son, Terry L. Younkin and his wife, Mary Ann; her daughter, Donna S. Mesich and her husband Matthew; her daughter in law, Sandy Younkin; four grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and several step-grandchildren and step great-grandchildren; her sister, Joann Burkhart, as well as,  several nieces and nephews and her pet cat whom she cherished, Flashy Boy.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Irvin K. Younkin; her son, Gerald I. “Jerry” Younkin and five brothers, Jay, Clyde, Harold, Walter and James Rath.

Family and friends will be received on Thursday from 2-4 & 6-8 pm at GRAFT-JACQUILLARD FUNERAL & CREMATION SERVICES, INC. 303 Pittsburgh St., Scottdale where her funeral service will be held Friday at 11 am with her pastor, Rev. Kimberly King and Rev. Lee Maley co-officiating.  Interment will follow in the Scottdale Cemetery.  The Order of Eastern Star #205 will hold a memorial service at 7 pm Thursday in the funeral home.  The family would like to thank those who lovingly cared for Dorothy, including the staff of Amedisys Hospice, her nurse, Carol; her aide, Jen and Drs. Mark Williams and Paul Means.  In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Amedisys Hospice, Jacob’s Creek Church or the American Heart Association.  To share condolences with the family, please visit

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