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Dorothy Studeny

Dorothy Studeny

Saturday, June 22nd, 1929 - Tuesday, November 5th, 2019
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Dorothy Studeny, 90

Dorothy Studeny, 90, passed away peacefully with her daughter’s by her side on Tuesday, November 5, 2019 in her home..

She was born June 22, 1929, in Akron, Ohio. After graduating from The Ohio State University in 1951 and marrying her college sweetheart, she and Robert moved to Ashland in 1956.

They purchased Overinder Florist Shop on West Walnut Street and renamed it the Ashland Florist, which they successfully operated for 38 years. They owned and operated The Ashland Florist and Greenhouses and The Petal Shop at The Richland Mall.

Dorothy enjoyed playing bridge with many long-time friends; she enjoyed spending time with her friends for meals at restaurants. She was a very talented holiday decorator through her work with the Ashland Florist. She was a mentor and teacher for many local individuals in the art of flower design. She and Bob enjoyed traveling and scuba diving. Dorothy was also a longtime volunteer of Hospice.

Dorothy is survived by two of her daughters, Kimberly (James) Calhoon, Megan (Rick) Oakes, and her adored dog Sasha, four grandchildren, Whitney (Chelsea) Uselton, Alex (Emiley) Uselton, Jack Finlay, Zoe Finlay. She has three great grandchildren, Bryden, Jax, and Wyatt.

She is preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Robert James Studeny, and her oldest daughter, Robin Studeny, and her sister-in-law, Marie Studeny Bourgeois.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, November 16, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, 320 Church Street, Ashland, Ohio 44805 with Reverend Mike Parker officiating. Friends may call one hour prior to the service from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the church. A celebration of life will be held at Dorothy’s home, 271 South Countryside Drive, Ashland, Ohio 44805 following the services at the church.

Donations can be provided to Pathways Hospice, 1171 East Main Street, Ashland, OH 44805; No Pawz Left Behind, 1130 East Main Street, Suite 116, Ashland, OH 44805.

For those who may not be able to attend, online condolences may be shared on the funeral home’s website at

Denbow-Gasche Funeral Home & Crematory is handling the arrangements.
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    Saturday, November 16th, 2019 | 10:00am - 11:00am
    Saturday, November 16th, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
    First Presbyterian Church
    320 West Church Street
    ASHLAND, OH 44805
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  • Funeral Services

    Saturday, November 16th, 2019 | 11:00am
    Saturday, November 16th, 2019 11:00am
    First Presbyterian Church
    320 West Church Street
    ASHLAND, OH 44805
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Reverend Michael Parker


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Lucille Nuss

Posted at 09:12pm
Dorothy was a longtime member of Amicae per Annos Sorority, a group of women, who for 98 years, have been united in friendship and in promoting and monetarily embracing community needs. She joined the Sorority in 1994, is a past President, and was one of the best table-centerpiece arrangers in our organization. Her friendliness, her smile, and her enthusiasm will be dearly missed. For the past few years Dororthy was given honorary membership status due to health issues. We offer our deepest sympathy to her family on the death of this lovely, classy lady we called friend.

Lucille Nuss, current President, and all 45 members of Amicae er Annos Sorority.

Clinton Stanley Zimmer

Posted at 10:23am
To Kim, Megan, and family members,

Our thoughts and prayers are with you doing this time of your loss. I so recall the kindness and love that both your mom and dad gave me when they hired me to shovel snow around Ashland Florist
, then as I got older, to drive floral deliveries during my high school and college years in Ashland. Your dad was like a father to me since I had lost my father when I was just 14. Both your mom and dad taught me so much and I learn much from their caring and love. Dot was always in happy spirits and seemed to enjoy me and forgiving when I had a small accident with the floral truck. Memories continue when we were living in Japan and both your mom and dad visited us and we visited together numerous sites. So much laughter and fun. Thank you for sharing both your mom and dad.

Blessings to you and your extended family.

Stan Zimmer

Stan & Patti Zimmer

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My love and sympathy to the Studeny family. Our thoughts and prayers are with youl
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