Cover photo for DOROTHY GILLEN's Obituary
1948 DOROTHY 2022


July 15, 1948 — February 25, 2022

Dorothy (Dottie) A. Gillen (nee Jones) of Medina, OH, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on February 25, 2022. Beloved wife of Fred R. Gillen, to whom she was married for 54 years. Devoted mother of Marianne Peacock (Chris) and late Michael (Jennifer). Loving grandmother of Grace, William, Stella, and Samuel. She was one of 11 children of the late William H. Jones and Frances M. Jones. Dottie was a graduate of Baldwin Wallace University and an elementary school teacher in the Strongsville School District for many years. Her joy was her family and friends, with whom she traveled, skied, golfed, hiked, bicycled, and spent time at the beach.

The family will hold a celebration of life in her honor in the coming weeks. Please check the Carlson Funeral Home website ( ) for date, time, and location.

The family welcomes donations to the Hospice of the Western Reserve in Medina ( ) or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital ( ) as an expression of sympathy instead of flowers.

*****Service Update*****
Please join the family for a celebration of life, held in Dottie's honor, on Saturday, April 9th, 2022 at the Strongsville United Methodist Church, 13500 Royalton Rd, Strongsville, Ohio, 44136. Doors will open at 11am. Service will begin at 11:30, with a luncheon to follow.
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Service Schedule

Past Services

Celebration of Life Service

Saturday, April 9, 2022

11:30am - 12:30 pm (Eastern time)

Strongsville United Methodist Church

13500 Royalton Road, Strongsville, OH 44136

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