Dorothy Mae Gearing Robinette passed away on Saturday, November 19, 2022 at St. Catherine’s Manor of Fostoria, Ohio at the age of 96. Dorothy was born on June 2, 1926 in Findlay to the late Harry Durain and Arthelma (Tooman) Durian Yost.
Dorothy was the oldest of her siblings; Marie & Don Keel (deceased), Phyllis Kessler (survives), Jerry Durain (deceased), Robert Durain (deceased) and Marilyn Blosser survives.
Dorothy was a graduate of Findlay High School, class of 1944. She retired from Marathon Oil Company and previously worked the Findlay Sears store.
Dorothy was married to George Gearing Jr. and they were divorced and he is deceased. She later was married to Richard Robinette for 24 years and they were divorced.
Dorothy is survived by her six children; Gary (Jan deceased) Gearing and his four children, Lisa August, Lori and Chris Stergill, Mike & Tammy August, Matt & Shelly Gearing. Alan & Paulette Gearing and their four children, Mindy & Doug Morris, Lori & Frank Grafmiller, Trent Gearing, Scott & Laura Gearing. Jim Gearing and his four children, Kerry & Tom Hanson, James & Maggie Gearing, Josh Gearing, Jason & Bailey Gearing. Ron & Barb Gearing and their six children, Julie & Joe Haselberger, Jenny & Shawn Gilliland, Chrissy & Phil Sabota, Amy & David Burks, Amanda Rea, Doug Gearing. Patty & John Carnahan and Chris Gearing. She is also survived by 42 great grandchildren and 10 great great grandchildren.
Dorothy was a member of StoneBridge Church of God and attended Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, and was on the Prayer Chain at College First Church of God. She was also a member of the Fort Findlay Doll Fanciers Club, as well as the Purple Heart Women’s Auxiliary. She was very proud that her five sons all received their Eagle Scout Award.
Dorothy loved making all kinds of crafts for her children and grandchildren. She made over 1500 little blue bags for the Hancock County Veterans Memorial Squad. She loved to decorate for the holidays, especially Christmas time was her favorite holiday.
Visitation will be held from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. on Monday, November 21, 2022 at Kirkpatrick-Behnke Funeral Home, 500 Lima Avenue, Findlay, Ohio. There will also be an hour of visitation from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, November 22 at the College First Church of God, 1100 North Main Street, Findlay, Ohio, followed by the funeral service at 11:00 a.m. with the Reverend Brandon Kelly, officiating. Burial will be in Knollcrest Gardens
Memorials may be made to Flag City Honor Flight, PO Box 885, Findlay, Ohio 45839-0885.
Online condolences may be sent via www.kirkpatrickbehnke.com.
Flag City Honor Flight
PO Box 885, Findlay OH 45839-0885