The essence of Ohio Living is its spirit, nurtured through more than 90 years of history. Our story begins with a life cut short – the death of young Dorothy Love in 1921. From this loss, a tradition of caring and quality services was born, and continues to flourish through creativity, innovation and expansion.
Dorothy Love, the 7-year-old daughter of the Reverend and Mrs. Wilbert Blake Love of Sidney, died after being struck by a car a half-block from her home. Mr. Love’s entire congregation was shocked and saddened, but the news fell especially hard on Moses Russell, a ruling elder and close friend of the Love family. Grief-stricken by the girl’s death, Russell and his two sisters, Martha and Elizabeth, donated a 294-acre tract of farmland in Dorothy’s honor. This early location would become today’s scenic Dorothy Love Retirement Community.