Bethel Irene Dotson, age 96, of Anderson and formerly of Sheridan, passed from this world on Tuesday afternoon, June 3, 2021 at the home of her loving son and caregiver Larry.
Born May 7, 1925 in McDowell County, W.V., she was the daughter of the late Aaron and Lovey Elizabeth (Workman) Lane.
In 1944 she married Donald Davis Dotson. Mr. Dotson preceded her in death on April 17, 1997.
For Mrs. Dotson, there was nothing more important than taking care of her family. No matter what was going on in the world, she was the one constant in everybody's life.
She would dutifully tend to her gardens year after year, and cook the most wonderful meals that only mothers and grandmothers seem to know how to make. Raising her children, as well as her husband, seemed to keep her schedule pretty full most days, but no matter how busy the day was, she always found time to read her Bible. Her faith guided her life, and the strong women of the Bible were who she looked to for inspiration and strength.
Survivors include her sons, Ronald (Kathy) Dotson of Sheridan, Larry (Sharon) Dotson of Anderson, Michael (Nancy) Dotson of Noblesville, and Albert (Debbie) Dotson of Wabash; daughters, Joyce (Bob) Mendenhall of Russiaville and Carol Ottinger of Cicero; 15 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; six great-great grandchildren; brother, Harrison Lane of Washington State; and sister, Bonnie McDonald of New Castle.
Other than her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; 13 siblings; and son-in-law, Samuel Ottinger.
Funeral services are scheduled for 7 p.m. Tuesday evening, June 8, 2021 at Kercheval Funeral Home, 306 E. 10th St. in Sheridan. Family and friends may pay their respects from 4 p.m. until the time of service.
Graveside Rites will be held at 2 pm on Wednesday, June 9, 2021 at Summit Lawn Cemetery in Westfield, Indiana. Pastor Chuck Barker will be officiating.