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Dorothy “Baby Dot” S. Gaither

Date of Death: December 11, 2013
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DOROTHY STREATER GAITHER        Dorothy Streater Gaither, 81, died suddenly, December 11, after a difficult illness at Winchester Medical Center and the Envoy of Winchester rehabilitation facility.           She is survived by her husband of 60 years, George M. Gaither, and three of the five children she bore: Dr. Neal Gaither of Winchester, Mrs.Continue Reading

Dona Birnesser left a message on December 14, 2013:
Dot was a very knowledgeable person and I enjoyed talking with her. She certainly will be missed by many. Dona
Dona Birnesser left a message on December 14, 2013:
Dot was a very knowledgeable person and I enjoyed talking with her. She will certainly will be missed by her many relatives and friends. Dona
Neal Streater Gaither left a message on December 14, 2013:
My mother was indeed a most remarkable woman. A caring and devoted wife and mother, she had the ability to light up a room with her cheerfulness and wit. She made lasting impressions on people whose lives she touched in many ways, if only very briefly - she was very hard to forget. There is not better a example of this than during some of her earlier hospitalizations at Winchester Medical Center - the staff were often in stitches with her humor and kept asking me about her months and even years after her hospitalization. She will also be lovingly remembered by her sisters Sally Fisher and Jeffie Burch; my wife Sharyn; my children Christopher, Stephanie and Katherine; Sharyn's daughters Kendra and Kelsey; George Jr's wife Kimbel and their children George III, Jeffrey and David; Emee and her husband Robert and their children Laura, Keith and Bradford; Bruce and his wife Rebecca, his children Dylan and Grace, and their son Chase. She is also survived by three great-grandchildren, Maddox, Ryder, and Dominic.
Sally Fisher left a message on December 15, 2013:
Does the sky look a little brighter tonight? It is because my sister, Dot Streater Gaither, has brought her sparkling smile to heaven and all of the angels are rejoicing. It was fun to be the "little sister" to Dot. I could tell you some tales about our growing up together but I will keep them a secret within my heart so I can smile alot. So talented, very creative and forever a friend to all of her fellow doll crafters and sewing buddies that met at her home iin Stamford and in Winchester. She loved her friends and corresponded to many of her friends and family members that are still living in the Delta of Mississippi. It was not unusual for her to phone her Mississippi Delta friends and family and talk to them for a very L O N G time. She loved living and she loved being with her large family. She was so very proud of their accomplishments , the wonderful times with them and was there for them through the sad times. The death of her two children was very, very hard as you can imagine. Dot was the Wineman and Streaterr family historian. The history of our family was not in a computer but carried in her heart and in her head. She NEVER forgot anything. I mean never! I was so proud of her when Kim Gaither introduced her to an IPAD when Dot was 79 or 80 years old. She absolutely loved finding out all about her grand children and children on Face Book. All of a sudden she got a new lease on life for internet information. Google was a good friend. As I think about it, the candy stores will take a break in her honor I am sure. Liking candy followed everyone in the Streater family!! Dot was a member of the DAR and during college she was a Delta Gamma. I believe that is the reason I chose to be a Delta Gamma in college because I wanted to be "Just Like My Sister". I think there were many people who wanted to be "just like Dot". I recall how much she loved Penny, her housekeeper. Penny was a dear friend to her and helped her so much doing her recent illness. We owe Penny lots of hugs. Thank you Penny. My sister, Jeffie Burch and I had many telephone conversations recently until the point came one day recently Dot needed to sleep. She was very tired. All three of us would be on the telephone at the same time and laughing and cutting up most of the time! These are very good memories and now she is sharing them with everyone in heaven. I mean everyone in heaven! She never met a stranger! Now she has lots of new friends! The Lord has her now. Sally Fisher
Penny Heflin left a message on December 15, 2013:
I went to work for Mr. and Mrs. Gaither a lot of years ago.Mrs. Gaither and I had a rocky start and I would go home and say me and this woman is not gonna make it. I guess we grew on each other and I loved her so much and she never failed to tell me how much she appreciated and loved me. She treated me just like I was family, all the Gaithers did.I laughed so much over the years at some of the things she did and said. ( especially when she wanted me to help clean out the garage or closets....never threw much away...she said we may need this Penny. It got to the point when I picked something up to ask about it I would say Mrs. Gaither we may need this and we would both laugh like crazy. She gave things she wanted to do away with to give people that needed it...she was always giving me her clothes for this lady that had little.She was one of a kind . There has never been anyone in my life that I have cared for and respected more than her.I have cried so much since she left and know I will continue to cry for along time. I will never forget her. Her and Mr. Gaither are two of the kindest and most wonderful people I have ever known. The whole family is great and she loved them all with all her heart. Everyone should have a family like the Gaithers.
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Anne Evans left a message on December 16, 2013:
Emee is my sister-in-law. Our deepest sympathy is with you. I'll never forget when Dot came to our wedding. She gave me a lovely punch bowl and said I'd probably only use it once per year. But don't you know, each time I get it out I think of her and her lovely disposition, her conversation, her warm charm. She will be missed. Norm, Anne, Sarah Evans
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