Dorothy Yunghans

Obituary of Dorothy Jeanne Yunghans

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Dorothy Jeanne Yunghans (nee Cline) was born on October 12, 1927, in Richmond, Indiana. She was the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. E.C. Cline and twin-sister to Carroll B. Cline. She was also the sister of John Cline, Allan Cline, and Mary Elizabeth (Libby) Canady. She was the daughter-in-law of Alvin and Clara Yunghans. She married Roland S. Yunghans on December 28, 1948. They raised four children in Pitman, NJ, and summered in Cape May Point: David (Suzanne) of Cape May Point, NJ, Gretchen (Raymond) of Lunenburg, MA, Kurt (Tim, now deceased) of Green Valley, AZ, and Karl (Janet) of Petersburg, NJ. She also had four grandchildren: Erik (Louisa), Kristin Welk (Ken), Kasey, and Konnor Yunghans, plus two great-grandsons, Anders Yunghans and Jonathan Welk, and two great-granddaughters, Eliza Welk and Evelyn Yunghans. A graduate of Richmond High School (1945), Richmond, Indiana, she attended DePauw University, Greencastle, Indiana, where she received her B.A. in Art and English (1949). She was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta Sorority, Alpha Chapter. She then received her M.A. in Elementary Education and School Administration from Glassboro State College in 1967. She taught in Williamstown, NJ, from 1961 to 1964. She then taught in Gloucester City, NJ, and was an elementary principal of the four neighborhood schools. She became assistant superintendent of the Gloucester City Public Schools and retired in 1993. She was active in NJ Principals and Supervisors Association. In 1988-89 she was president of the association. In 1989, she was the National Distinguished Principal of the Year for the State of New Jersey. Since retiring, Dorothy and Roland remained in their home in Pitman with visits from family and friends. She looked forward to lunching with the "Lunch Bunch" from school and reminiscing. For as long as they could, they spent their summers in Cape May Point, NJ, and kept an open door for anyone to stop by and visit. In 2019, they moved to Spring Home at Galloway and lived there until their deaths. Roland pre-deceased her in March 2021 after 72 years of marriage. Dorothy was a member of Luther Memorial Lutheran Church, 401 Erial Road, Blackwood, NJ, 08012, and would appreciate remembrances to go there or to the charity of one's choice. Please, no flowers. Dorothy was cremated as per her wishes. A service for Dorothy and Roland will be held at Luther Memorial on a future date. Their lives will be celebrated by family and friends at that time. Hers was a life well lived.
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