Garrison, Dottie

Written by David Green.

Dottie Lou Garrison, 63, of S. Gorham Street, Fayette, Ohio, died April 13, 2012, at her home.

Dottie was born Feb. 25, 1949, in Alvada, Ohio, to the late Thurman and Golden (Turner) Cole. She married Marion Junior Garrison on Dec. 23, 1967, in Hillsdale, Mich., and he survives.

Dottie grew up on the family farm near Hillsdale and attended school in Pittsford, Mich. A homemaker, Dottie loved life and she especially enjoyed motorcycle riding, traveling and camping, and crafting with beads.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by a son, Ronald E. Garrison of Morenci, Mich.; four sisters, Wanda L. Rosales of Albion, Ind., Anna (and Bruce) Grwinski of Auburn, Ind., Kittie (and Ric) Richmond of Montpelier, Ohio, and Gloria (and Kenneth) Keasal of Hillsdale; five grandchildren, Falon, Ridge, Brianna, McKayla and Alden; and three great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two siblings in infancy.

Funeral services are planned a 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 17, at Eagle Funeral Home-Barrett Chapel in Fayette, with Pastor Samuel Wickard officiating. Interment will follow in the Pleasant View Union Cemetery in Fayette. Visitation is scheduled from 5-8 p.m. Monday.

Memorial contributions are suggested to a charity of the donor’s choice. 

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