Dorothy Louise (Sprankle) Gaul, 86, of Henderson Township passed away Sunday, November 22 at Mulberry Health Care. She was born December 1, 1933 in Big Run of the late Leroy and Melzena Sprankle.
Early in her life Dorothy worked at Pramco and was a homemaker. She was an active member of Trinity United Church of Christ, Troutville and member of their Ladies Aid and St. Paul Auxiliary. During her life she participated in the Friendly Dozen Homemakers, and the Punxsutawney Grandmothers Club. Dorothy enjoyed teaching Sunday School and Bible School. She helped raise money for Cancer Support and participated in Relay for Life. Dorothy loved reading, making note cards, sewing and playing scrabble. Most of all, she loved her family, friends and neighbors.
Dot is survived by her husband of 63 years, Everett H. Gaul, 2 daughters Linda Carrithers and husband Steve of Newport News, Va and Lisa Griffin and husband Richard of Pittsburgh, grandson Trevor Carrithers, brother Ronald Sprankle and wife Emma of Findlay, Ohio and many nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews and cousins. She is preceded in death by sisterSandra Sprankle, brother Leroy Sprankle and wife Alice and sister Pat Neville and husband Bill.
The family wishes to express thank to Sr. Assist Caregivers for their many years of loving care and to Mulberry Healthcare staff and caregivers.
A private funeral service will be held. A video of the celebration of Dorothy’s life will be available on Dot’s birthday December 1at Lisa Gaul You Tube. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Trinity United Church of Christ c/o Kathy Hartzfeld 6184 Route 119, Punxsutawney, PA 15767. Online condolences for the family at www.shumakerfh.com.
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