Edith Dohner Fund

Edith Dohner Fund

Edith Dohner, who passed away in 2007 at the age of 99, was always a hard worker in school and for her family’s business, Dohner Memorials, and for her community. After graduating from Reading High All Girls High School, she worked at Dohner Memorials for 53 years. She started selling tombstones door to door and eventually ran the company after her father passed away and her brother joined the army. The company is still in business today, though it has been sold to new owners. In addition to working full time, Dohner taught Sunday School for about 70 years. Perhaps her love of teaching and the importance she placed on education sparked her interest in storytelling. She belonged to the Storytellers Guild of America and could often be found reading or telling stories of her own.