Mary Ann Dotson

Mary Ann Evans Dotson, 88, of Belpre, Ohio, passed away on Aug. 19, 2013, at the Arcadia Nursing Home of Coolville, Ohio.

She was born at Graham Station, W.Va. on March 30, 1925, a daughter of the late Juhling and Mary Otey Ohlinger, and was raised by her adoptive parents Guy O. and Mae N. Evans.

She was a graduate of Parkersburg High School and had worked at Dils Department Store and was retired from the Wood County School System food services. Mary loved playing Bingo and was a member of the Lynn Street Church Of Christ.

She is survived by two sons, Samuel S. Dotson III (Melissa) of Parkersburg and Scott T. Dotson of Belpre, Ohio; two daughters, Connie Barr (Larry) of Belpre and Carolyn Gourley of Little Hocking, Ohio; 11 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Samuel S. Dotson, Jr., and several brothers and sisters.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, 400 Green St., Parkersburg, with Teddy Tackett officiating. Burial will follow at K of P Cemetery, Elizabeth, W.Va. Visitation will be from 10 a.m.- 1 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home.

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