Dolores “Dee” Gledhill

March 31, 1935 ‒ July 11, 2021

Hixson, Tennessee
Formerly of Galion, Ohio

Dolores ”Dee”. Gledhill, 86, of Hixson, Tennessee and former Galion, Ohio resident passed away on Sunday, July 11, 2021 at her residence.

She was born March 31, 1935 in Lawrence County, Pennsylvania and was the daughter of Frank and Cassadella (Strayer) Foutano. Dee is survived by her husband of 18 years, William J. Gledhill whom she married on January 4, 2003.

She was a member of Christ United Methodist Church in Galion. In Galion, Dee worked at the former Arlene’s Boutique, Photorama, the Galion City School District and in Columbus, for the State of Ohio.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by a daughter, Patty (Dave) Palmer of Soddy Daisy, Tennessee; sons, Richard (Pam) Courter of Columbus, Ohio and Jeffrey Gledhill of Galion; 9 grandchildren, Heather (Joe) Bradley, Ryan Courter, Laurie (Jason) Jones, Kelly (Izzy) Schetter, Paul Gledhill, Abby Gledhill, Joshua Courter, James Courter and Danielle Hankins and six great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents and first husband, Paul Courter, she was preceded in death by a son, James Courter.

The family will receive friends from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Monday, July 19, 2021 at Richardson Davis Chapel of Snyder Funeral Homes, 218 South Market St., Galion, Ohio 44833 where services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 20, 2021 with Rev. Heather McLeod officiating. Burial will be in Crawford County Memory Gardens, Crestline, Ohio.

Memorial contributions may be made to Christ United Methodist Church in care of the funeral home.

Richardson Davis Chapel of Snyder Funeral Homes in Galion is honored to serve the family of Dolores Gledhill, and condolences may be made to them at

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  • Our condolences to Bill and all of Dee’s family. I was Dee’s massage therapist for years before she moved to Tennessee. Both Bill and Dee became our good friends. Our prayers are with all of you. Sincerely, Karen and Don

  • How shocked I was to hear of Dee’s passing. How I loved that woman…her spirit, her laughter, her guidance as we worked together at Photorama so many years ago! She was definitely a force “to be reckoned with”, and always a smile on her face. She dressed me in my wedding gown that September evening 50 years ago. My deepest sympathy to Rich and Patty as they grieve the loss of this dear, dear lady.

    Marsha McCracken Cheesman

  • Dee was a shining star. Her infectious laugh was always welcomed. Always cheerful and full of joy. Sweet heart of a woman. I will cherish the memories I have with her and the recipes she shared with me! 😀.

    My condolences to her family and Bill, she will be greatly missed.

    Rest in peace Dee.

  • Praying for the Lord’s comforting Presence during this time of loss. May the Lord draw your family closer to each other and closer to Him.

  • My deepest sympathy to all of the Courter and Gledhill families. Dee was one of my favorite people in the world, so full of life and love. Paul and Dee and their wonderful family were friends of my parents as far back as I can remember, and what great times we had. After Paul’s passing , I had the great privilege to get to know Bill Gledhill. What a fine man he is . He and Dee were a great pair and loved life. I often got to go visit and stay with them in Venice Beach, FL. I cant say enough good things about This family , they are truly special and have meant the world to me. Rest in peace my dear friend, and say hello to Mom and Dad

  • Dear Rich, Ryan, Heather, Patty and family – We were sorry to learn of Dee’s passing. We send our love, our thoughts and sincere condolences to all of you.

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