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Dorothy R. Gatchell, 88, passed away Wednesday, June 27, 2018 in Fort Wayne. Born in Payne, OH, Dorothy was a 1948 high school graduate of Central High School. She was an avid euchre and card game player. She enjoyed going to Wrigley Field in Georgetown to play Texas Hold em'. Surviving are her children, David J. Gatchell of Kokomo, IN, Ronald D. (Tina) Gatchell of Columbia City, IN, Jane L (Mark) Walls of Columbia City, IN, and Marilyn K (Rodney) Gruesbeck of Fort Wayne; 10 grandchildren; and 4 great-grandchildren. Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband James L. Gatchell; mother, Audrie D. Fankhauser; father, Fredrick Fankhauser; son, Terry L. Gatchell; brother, Donald Fankhauser; and sister, Donna Kanning. Service is 11:30 am, Tuesday, July 3, 2018 at D. O. McComb & Sons Maplewood Park Funeral Home, 4017 Maplecrest Road. Calling at D. O. McComb & Sons Maplewood Park Funeral Home, Monday, July 2, 2018, 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm. Burial in Lindenwood Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana. To sign the online guest book, go to