Sep. 27, 1923 Tanner Gilmer County West Virginia, USA
Mar. 11, 2004 Wooster Wayne County Ohio, USA
Daughter of James D. and Olena (Smarr) McCartney. After graduating from Dalton High School in 1942, she married Roger C. Saurer on November 14, 1942, prior to his deployment as a first lieutenant in the U.S. Army Air Corps, serving as a B-24 pilot in the European Theater of World War II. She gave birth to their son, Roger L. Saurer. First Lt. Saurer was killed in action in 1945, without seeing his son. On December 21, 1946 Dorothy married First Lt. Saurer's good friend, Donald W. Barnes, and the couple had three more children, Larry D. Barnes, Carole J. Van Pelt, and Darrel D. Barnes. A foster child, Sonya R. (Holcomb) Derhammer, joined the family in 1980.