Dosia “Dodie” Gates

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202 W. Maple Street Willard OH 44890 5/22/2011 14:00:00

308 Myrtle Ave Willard OH 44890 5/23/2011 13:00:00

Dosia “Dodie” D. Gates, 73, of Willard, Ohio passed away Friday, May 20, 2011 at Fisher Titus Hospital in Norwalk, Ohio. She was born on October 2, 1937 in Fort Wayne, Indiana to the late George and Bernice (Ruff) Klingelsmith. Dodie was a beautician and a bus driver for the Willard School System. She was also a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church in Willard, Ohio and a loving, devoted mother, grandmother and great grandmother.
Dodie is survived by her three daughters, Donna (James) Kern of Clyde, Ohio, Dianna “Sue” Gates of Willard, Ohio and Doris (Rich) Smith of Willard, Ohio; her son, David (Teri) Gates of Willard, Ohio; five grandchildren, Krista Marcha, Julie Davlin, Ashley Kern, Jenny Carney and Katie Gates; three great grandchildren and one sister, Brenda (John) Daiello of Bellevue, Ohio.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Richard Gates on January 13, 1982; her parents and her brother, George Klingelsmith.
Friends may call at the Secor Funeral Home in Willard, Ohio on Sunday, May 22, 2011 from 2:00 to 5:00 PM. The funeral service will be on Monday, May 23, 2011 at 1:00 PM at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Willard, Ohio with Pastor Roger Thompson officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the Trinity Lutheran Church. Online condolences may be left for the family at


Susan Jump Tissue - May 30, 2011

I am sorry to hear of your sad loss. I remember you talking about your sister, Dodie, and know how much she meant to you. My sincere sympathy is sent to you all.

Hugh Storer - May 25, 2011

Just found out about your Mom today (5-25-2011).
My sincerest sympathies to you and your family.
God bless!

Darlene Snook - May 22, 2011

Sue, I am so sorry to hear of your Mother’s passing. I pray for peace in your heart. I know you will miss her.

Edie Painter - May 22, 2011

I was so surprised and sad when Mark returned from church just now and told me about your Mom.
She will be missed by many. I just barely got to know who she was when she was driving bus. Church was really where I got to know her because we had more time to chat.
I have thought of you and her often while I’ve been homebound. Know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers daily. Love ya,

audrey seiple - May 22, 2011

Brenda & family, I am so,so sorry to hear of your loss of Dodie. Please know that you are in my thought & prayers. Love, Audrey Seiple

Wendy Daniel - May 21, 2011

So sorry to read about Dodie’s passing. May your faith, family and friends be with you in the days ahead.

Ken and Susann Harris - May 21, 2011

You have my sympathy and the loss of your mother Dodie, Grandmother Great-Grandamother,Sister and Top’s member. She will be sadly missed.
Sue, my heart go out to you in you hour of your loss of your mother. You are in are prayer.
Also to your brother, Dave, sisters Donna ,and Dorie you also have my sympathy. She will sadly missed.
Love and Prayer
Susann, Ken Harris

- May 21, 2011

We are so sorry to hear about Dottie, I sure enjoyed working with her as a bus drive. Cledith and I both enjoyed having her cut our hair. She was a joy to around. Glad we got to visit with her at Wal-mart recently. Just remb the good times. Linda & Cledith Franks

Karen Sawyer - May 21, 2011

Donna & family,
I was so sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. I remember her from growing up in Willard, and enjoyed seeing her at one of Ashley’s sporting events a few years ago.
May God keep you all in his loving care and give you strength as you go through this difficult time.
Karen Sawyer