Patricia Priest


PAULDING -- Patricia L. Priest, 61, died Sunday, March 24, 2013, at the CHP Defiance Area In-Patient Hospice Center, Defiance, Ohio.

She was born April 23, 1951, in Allen County, Ohio, the daughter of Woodrow W. and Claudeane (Wollet) Dotson. She was previously employed by SE Johnson/Stoneco Inc., and was a member of the Divine Mercy Catholic Parish, Paulding. She loved spending time with her grandchildren.

She is survived by four daughters, Lori (Jack) Brooks of Paulding, Melanie (Ron) Priest of Boca Raton, Fla., Kathryn (Anthony) Diaz of Paulding, and Jessica (Ken) Kohart, Paulding; six grandchildren, Alexis, Dakota, Corbin, Karlee, Kendall and RJ; two brothers, John Dotson of Zephyr Hills, Fla., and James (Maria) Dotson, N.C.; six sisters, Barbara (Russell) McClure of Fort Wayne, Carolyn Powell of Rotonda, Fla., Judy Sanderson of Grover Hill, Ohio, Donna (James) Miller of Van Wert, Ohio, Mary Fast of Scott, Ohio, and Deb Dotson, Findlay, Ohio; numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 28, 2013, at Divine Mercy Catholic Parish, Paulding. Burial will be in Middle Creek Cemetery at a later date. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m., with a wake service at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 27, at Den Herder Funeral Home, Paulding, and one hour prior to services on Thursday at the church.

Donations may be made to Caring Voice Coalition or CHP Defiance Area In-Patient Hospice Center, Defiance.

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