COVINGTON - Dorotha "Dottie" Magnotte, 88, of Largo, Fla., formerly of Harper Woods, Mich., and most recently of the Covington area, died Friday, Oct. 26, 2012 at Garbry Ridge Assisted Living in Piqua. She was born May 18, 1924, in Greenville, to the late Ralph and Hazel (Fox) Yingst.
She graduated from Covington High School, Class of 1942. She was a very active member of the Elks Club in Largo, Fla., where she served on the board of directors and on the audit and entertainment committees. She was also a member of the VFW in Largo, Fla., and a member of the Gold Star Family. Dottie enjoyed working at PGA golf tournaments, where she worked crowd control. She also enjoyed traveling and playing golf.
Preceded in death by her parents; husband, Melvin Magnotte in 1993; two sons, John Richard, who was killed in Vietnam, and Fred Richard; grandson, Scott Ian McPherson; 2 brothers, Kenneth Yingst and Donald Yingst; and step-daughter-in-law, Paula Magnotte.
Dottie is survived by son and daughter-in-law, Jim and Mary Richard of Versailles; two daughters, Jane Smith of Troy and Kathy McPherson of Northville, Mich.; daughter-in-law, Lisa Richard of Caro, Mich.; two step-sons, Rick Magnotte of Calif., and Larry and his wife, Cheryl Magnotte of Mich.; 8 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; brother and sister-in-law, Lowell and Judy Yingst of Covington; sisters-in-law, Helen Yingst of Covington, Martha Yingst of Piqua, and Beverly Mielke of St. Claire Shores, Mich.; brother-in-law, Kenneth Magnotte of Mt. Pleasant, Mich.; and other family and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Bridges-Stocker-Fraley funeral home, Covington with Pastor Michael Yingst and Chaplain Steven Wyke officiating. Interment Highland Cemetery. The family will receive friends 5-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. If desired, contributions may be made to Hospice of Miami County, POBox 502, Troy, OH 45373. Condolences may be left for the family at www.stockerfraley.com
Published in Piqua Daily Call on Oct. 28, 2012