Dorothy Eleanor Moots

August 07, 1914 ‒ November 08, 2008

Bellville, Ohio

BELLVILLE: Dorothy Eleanor Moots, 94, of Main Street, Bellville, passed away Saturday morning, November 8, 2008 in Country Meadow Care Center following a long illness.

She was born August 7, 1914 in East Liberty to Zacheous and Stella (Thomas) Bolen and was graduated from Logan School.

On October 23, 1936 she married Richard M. Moots who preceded her in death in 1969.

Dorothy worked as a nurse’s aid and ward clerk at Galion Hospital before her retirement in 1976.

Dorothy was a member of Clear Fork Alliance Church.

She was also a member of the Fun-N-Friendship Club in Bellville, and loved performing with the Hee Haw group as the joke teller. Dorothy encompassed a great sense of humor, and loved dropping one liners even into her final weeks.

Dorothy possessed a wealth of artistic talent, she could draw and quilt, but her special gift was crocheting. She spent hours interlacing silks and other fabrics to make elegant adornments for her home and as gifts.

When she was able to go out, she enjoyed visiting and playing cards with friends at both the Bellville and Lexington Adult Centers.

Most of all, Dorothy loved gathering with her family for special occasions and holidays, or for just casual visits.

She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law James and Joanne Moots of Crestline, two daughters and sons-in-law Marjorie and Donald Geary of Bellville, and Suzanne and Rodney Hannafius of Johnsville, Florida; eight grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren, five step grandchildren and 13 step great grandchildren.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by an infant son Richard A. Moots in 1938, and two sisters Mary Watkins and Beulah Borgman.

Friends may call Tuesday, November 11, 2008 from 2-4 and 6-8 pm in the Bellville Snyder Funeral Home where the funeral service will be held Wednesday at 10 am. The Rev. Dr. Michael V. Stine will officiate. A graveside service will follow at 1:30 pm in East Liberty Cemetery in East Liberty.

Memorial contributions to Hospice of North Central Ohio may be made at the funeral home.