Dorothy “Dotti” Kemle

August 21, 1937 ‒ April 27, 2020

Galion, Ohio

Dorothy “Dotti” Kemle, 82, of Galion passed away Monday, April 27, 2020.

She was born August 21, 1937 in Galion and was the daughter of the late Alfred Kay and Reba (Boydston) Snyder. Dotti married Joseph Charles Kemle in 1961and he preceded her in death on May 29, 2011.

She attended Galion Schools and worked for the former North Electric and Galion Dresser. Along with her husband Joe, they owned and operated Joe’s Place in Galion for 25 years.

Dotti and her husband loved camping and fishing at Lake Erie. She also enjoyed reading and ceramics.

Dotti is survived by sons Todd (Cindy Reed) Kemle of Galion and Randy Lee Kemle of Texas; two grandchildren Trishtian and Mkenzie Kemle; a great-grandchild Carson Melba; sister Diana Burdine of Galion; niece Laurie Burdine of Galion and great-niece Brandy Burdine of Galion.

The family will have a gathering for family and friends at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to the family in care of the funeral home.

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


  • Todd I’m so sorry for your loss sending prayers to you and your family.

    Maggie Bashoff

  • Todd so sorry hear of Dorothy’s passing she was my neighbor for 46 years i will miss seeing her sitting on her patio

  • Todd And Cindy sending thoughts and prayer to you and your family! Such a hard thing to go through right now!

  • Soo sorry Todd. We had the best times @ Lake Erie. She will not be forgotten❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

  • Todd,
    I’m sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. She was a good neighbor to me. I always enjoyed sitting on her patio and discussing the “world’s problems” with her. She will be greatly missed. Prayers to you and your family.

  • Todd,
    So sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. She was a great neighbor and she will be missed. Prayers for you and your family.

  • Randy & Todd, my condolences to you and your family. Dotti & I worked at Dresser in Buyrus. One summer my son & I spent nearly every weekend camping in the Mohigan area with Joe & your Mom. Sure enjoyed playing guitar & everyone singing by the camp fire.

  • Times with Aunt Dot and Uncle Joe were always fun and joyful! I do so treasure those memories♥️Sending love to you Todd and Randy at this really difficult time.

  • Sorry to hear of Dorothys passing
    We had a lot of good times at Joes
    Frost time and last time I ever got drunk was for Tom and I’s Anniversary I was Sick for three days and of course Tom had to tell Dorothy and Joe they never let me forget it
    God be with U and Your family

  • I’m so sorry for your loss. I have fun childhood memories of her and Joe, up at the lake and Going into Joe’s with my Dad and Grandpa Marty, We visited the “Kemle Block” on our trip to Galion, George to get gas, the VFW to see Anne, and to Joe’s to see Joe and Dorothy. They always made a child feel spoiled, each one asking what the last one had givin me trying to one up the others. Candy from George’s candy machine, Juice in a small can from Anne, and Chips and Pop from Joe and Dorthy. Aunt Dorothy always had the sweetest smile and made children feel welcome. My Prayers are with you all.