Dorothy C. Gosnell

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Dorothy Constance Gosnell, 84, of Elkins, W.Va., formerly of Hampstead, died Friday afternoon, Oct. 4, 2013, at home, following a journey with lung cancer.

Born Sept. 26, 1929, in Hazleton Pa., she was the daughter of the late Charles McGeehan and Anne Florence Taylor McGeehan. She was the wife of Morton Gosnell, her husband of 58 years, whom she married May 9, 1950, and who died May 24, 2008.

She was a 1948 graduate of Seton High School in Baltimore. She was Roman Catholic by faith. She was known for being funny and witty, and enjoyed Fox News, watching the birds and chatting with family.

Surviving are children Susan Ocker and husband David, of Summerfield, Fla., and Tom Gosnell and wife Sandy, of Elkins; grandson Christopher Tinley and wife Katie, of Parrish Fla.; great-grandchildren Justin and Holly Tinley; siblings Dr. James McGeehan, of Michigan, John McGeehan and Richard McGeehan, both of Maryland, and Mary Woodard, of Florida; and a friend, Dee Henderson, of California, whom she had known all of her life.

She was predeceased by her eldest child, Christine Gosnell, in 2001.

She was cremated per her request and the family will hold a celebration of life service at a later date.

Arrangements are by Pat Boyle Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Jane Lew, W.Va.

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Funeral Home
Pat Boyle Funeral Home & Cremation Service
144 Hackers Creek Rd
Jane Lew, WV 26378
(304) 884-2400
Published in Carroll County Times from Oct. 7 to Oct. 8, 2013
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