BALTIMORE---- Our beloved mother, sister, grandmother, great
grandmother and friend. Dorothy “Dot”, 92 passed away peacefully
into eternal life on October 18, 2021 with her loving daughter,
Debbie by her side.
She was the wife of the late Lambert Nethaway with whom
she shared 56 wonderful years of marriage. Dorothy was born on
February 23, 1929 to the late Alfred Kniffen and Mildred (Ruth)
She was survived by her two daughters Donna Rhodes
(Dennis), and Deborah Shoemaker; step grandson Michael Rhodes and
step granddaughter Dr. Kimberly Rhodes PHD; great granddaughter
Imogen Pranger; two great grandsons Cameron and Kieran Rhodes;
sister Ann Kelly; brother Robert Kniffen (Beverly); sister in law
Dolores Kniffen, and many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great
nephews. She was predeceased by her brother Albert Kniffen and
brother in law Gene Kelly.
Dorothy was a homemaker and a wonderful mom. After her
children left the nest she worked at the Coxsackie Athens School
district. She helped with meals on wheels with her sister and she
delivered food to the shut ins at church. The church family was a
very important part of her life. Her strong faith got her through
many trying times. After losing the love of her life she went to
work at Ravena Welding Supply as an office helper to her daughter
Debbie. She worked until the age of 87. Dorothy was a life member of
the Cornell Hook and Ladder Ladies Auxiliary.
Funeral services will be held Saturday October 23, 10 AM
at the Second Reformed Church, Coxsackie. The family of Dorothy
would like to extend heartfelt gratitude to all who helped care for
Dorothy over the past year at Daughters of Sarah. Contributions in
loving memory of Dorothy Nethaway may be made to the
Second Reformed Church, 16 Washington Ave, Coxsackie, NY 12051
or a charity of your choice.