95 years of Love


Dorothy Love Retirement Community residents Carol Johnson, left, and Nina Boyer, look at the shovel used in the ground breaking of the Dorothy Love Presbyterian Home for the Aged in 1924. The 48 starred flag displayed above the shovel was taken out of the original building’s cornerstone in 1992. Personal homes were purchased and remodeled for temporary use while plans for what became known as Russell Hall got underway. The home was officially named after the daughter of Rev. Wilbert Love who died when she was hit by a car while crossing a street. Close family friend Moses Russell and his sisters Martha and Elizabeth donated land for a homeless children’s home in Dorothy Love’s memory. The children’s home was eventually scrapped for only the nursing home.The shovel and flag were part of an elaborate timeline on display during a 95th anniversary celebration of Dorothy Love in it’s Amos Community Center Saturday, Sept. 16. People could look at clothes people wore at the time Russell Hall was built and items that were used in the building. Dorothy Love Executive Director Tricia Atwood, of Sidney, said of the event, “Dorothy Love has a rich history in Shelby County, not only serving thousands of residents but also as an employer. The Russell family could not have imagined the ripple effect of their gift on the Sidney-Shelby County community and the state of Ohio, because from that gift has grown an organization with 12 communities, home health, hospice and a foundation that serves across the state of Ohio.”

Dorothy Love Retirement Community residents Carol Johnson, left, and Nina Boyer, look at the shovel used in the ground breaking of the Dorothy Love Presbyterian Home for the Aged in 1924. The 48 starred flag displayed above the shovel was taken out of the original building’s cornerstone in 1992. Personal homes were purchased and remodeled for temporary use while plans for what became known as Russell Hall got underway. The home was officially named after the daughter of Rev. Wilbert Love who died when she was hit by a car while crossing a street. Close family friend Moses Russell and his sisters Martha and Elizabeth donated land for a homeless children’s home in Dorothy Love’s memory. The children’s home was eventually scrapped for only the nursing home.The shovel and flag were part of an elaborate timeline on display during a 95th anniversary celebration of Dorothy Love in it’s Amos Community Center Saturday, Sept. 16. People could look at clothes people wore at the time Russell Hall was built and items that were used in the building. Dorothy Love Executive Director Tricia Atwood, of Sidney, said of the event, “Dorothy Love has a rich history in Shelby County, not only serving thousands of residents but also as an employer. The Russell family could not have imagined the ripple effect of their gift on the Sidney-Shelby County community and the state of Ohio, because from that gift has grown an organization with 12 communities, home health, hospice and a foundation that serves across the state of Ohio.”


Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Dorothy Love Retirement Community residents Carol Johnson, left, and Nina Boyer, look at the shovel used in the ground breaking of the Dorothy Love Presbyterian Home for the Aged in 1924. The 48 starred flag displayed above the shovel was taken out of the original building’s cornerstone in 1992. Personal homes were purchased and remodeled for temporary use while plans for what became known as Russell Hall got underway. The home was officially named after the daughter of Rev. Wilbert Love who died when she was hit by a car while crossing a street. Close family friend Moses Russell and his sisters Martha and Elizabeth donated land for a homeless children’s home in Dorothy Love’s memory. The children’s home was eventually scrapped for only the nursing home.The shovel and flag were part of an elaborate timeline on display during a 95th anniversary celebration of Dorothy Love in it’s Amos Community Center Saturday, Sept. 16. People could look at clothes people wore at the time Russell Hall was built and items that were used in the building. Dorothy Love Executive Director Tricia Atwood, of Sidney, said of the event, “Dorothy Love has a rich history in Shelby County, not only serving thousands of residents but also as an employer. The Russell family could not have imagined the ripple effect of their gift on the Sidney-Shelby County community and the state of Ohio, because from that gift has grown an organization with 12 communities, home health, hospice and a foundation that serves across the state of Ohio.”

Dorothy Love Retirement Community residents Carol Johnson, left, and Nina Boyer, look at the shovel used in the ground breaking of the Dorothy Love Presbyterian Home for the Aged in 1924. The 48 starred flag displayed above the shovel was taken out of the original building’s cornerstone in 1992. Personal homes were purchased and remodeled for temporary use while plans for what became known as Russell Hall got underway. The home was officially named after the daughter of Rev. Wilbert Love who died when she was hit by a car while crossing a street. Close family friend Moses Russell and his sisters Martha and Elizabeth donated land for a homeless children’s home in Dorothy Love’s memory. The children’s home was eventually scrapped for only the nursing home.The shovel and flag were part of an elaborate timeline on display during a 95th anniversary celebration of Dorothy Love in it’s Amos Community Center Saturday, Sept. 16. People could look at clothes people wore at the time Russell Hall was built and items that were used in the building. Dorothy Love Executive Director Tricia Atwood, of Sidney, said of the event, “Dorothy Love has a rich history in Shelby County, not only serving thousands of residents but also as an employer. The Russell family could not have imagined the ripple effect of their gift on the Sidney-Shelby County community and the state of Ohio, because from that gift has grown an organization with 12 communities, home health, hospice and a foundation that serves across the state of Ohio.”
http://www.sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2017/09/web1_SDN091817DorothyLove.jpgDorothy Love Retirement Community residents Carol Johnson, left, and Nina Boyer, look at the shovel used in the ground breaking of the Dorothy Love Presbyterian Home for the Aged in 1924. The 48 starred flag displayed above the shovel was taken out of the original building’s cornerstone in 1992. Personal homes were purchased and remodeled for temporary use while plans for what became known as Russell Hall got underway. The home was officially named after the daughter of Rev. Wilbert Love who died when she was hit by a car while crossing a street. Close family friend Moses Russell and his sisters Martha and Elizabeth donated land for a homeless children’s home in Dorothy Love’s memory. The children’s home was eventually scrapped for only the nursing home.The shovel and flag were part of an elaborate timeline on display during a 95th anniversary celebration of Dorothy Love in it’s Amos Community Center Saturday, Sept. 16. People could look at clothes people wore at the time Russell Hall was built and items that were used in the building. Dorothy Love Executive Director Tricia Atwood, of Sidney, said of the event, “Dorothy Love has a rich history in Shelby County, not only serving thousands of residents but also as an employer. The Russell family could not have imagined the ripple effect of their gift on the Sidney-Shelby County community and the state of Ohio, because from that gift has grown an organization with 12 communities, home health, hospice and a foundation that serves across the state of Ohio.” Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

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