SALEM, Ohio (MyValleyTributes) – Dorothy Mae Gottschling, 90, passed away on February 22, 2023.

Dot was born August 12, 1932 in Columbiana, Ohio to Charles and Elizabeth (McGahan) Ramsey.

She graduated from Columbiana High School and Hannah E. Mullins Salem City Hospital School of Nursing.

Dot had worked at Salem City Hospital, last employed at Salem Area Visiting Nurses for 20 years. After retiring, she volunteered her time and talents at various schools, helping children learn to read and served the community at The Banquet of Salem.

She is a member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Salem.

Dot’s playful and spunky, bantering sense of humor entertained others. Even in her advanced age, she kept up with modern technology, texting, video chatting and maintaining a social media presence. She was selfless and never complained about anything.

Dot was preceded by husband, Richard; son, Rich; grandson, Zachary Marsh; sister, Charlotte Madden and brother, Charles Ramsey.

she is survived by children, Chris (Bob) Dunn of Boardman, Tim (Christina) Gottschling of Salem, Scott (Tracy) Gottschling of Salem and Becky Marsh of Powell, Ohio; 12 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; niece, Peggie Madden Paulk of Austintown and nephew, Greg Madden of Southport, North Carolina. She was greatly loved and will be dearly missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing her.

A funeral service will be held on Monday, February 27, 2023, at 12:00 p.m. Noon at Emmanuel Lutheran Church of Salem, with Pastor Alan Smearsoll officiating. Friends and family will be received from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 Noon, at the church prior to the service.

Burial will follow at Highland Memorial Park Chapel.

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In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made, in Dot’s name, to Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Salem, 251 S. Broadway Avenue, Salem, OH 44460 or Banquet of Salem, 785 E. State Street, Salem, OH 44460.

Arrangements are being handled by the Stark Memorial Funeral Home and Cremation Services.

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