Dorothy Marie Dayton, 97, passed away Sunday, December 26, 2021. She was born in Barberton, Ohio on May 24, 1924 to the late Stephen and Mary Balaz. She and her husband, Del enjoyed operating Dayton Flower and Garden Center for many years. Dorothy loved all animals, dogs, cats, ducks, she even had a pet cow. She also truly loved people. Preceded in death by her husband, Del and daughter, Carol Dayton-Anderson. Dorothy is survived by her children, Thomas Dayton and Susan Dayton; granddaughter, Lisa Heaberlin and many friends throughout the years. A graveside service will be held for Dorothy on Monday, January 3, 2022 at 2 p.m. at Lakewood Cemetery.