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Divine Mercy Catholic Church, Payne
Thursday April 11th, 2019
11:00am - 1:00pm

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First Presbyterian Church of Antwerp
Thursday April 11th, 2019

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Averill Louise Gottke

Averill Louise Gottke, 85, of Paulding, passed away Saturday, April 6, 2019 at Defiance Inpatient Hospice Center.

Averill was born in Washingtonville, Ohio on May 7, 1933, a daughter of the late Mary (Krautner) and Emmett  Longbottom.

She retired at the age of 78 from the deli department at Chief Supermarket. She also worked at the License Bureau & the National Bank of Paulding.

Averill loved to read, play bingo on her computer and enjoyed playing cards.

She will be sadly missed by her children, Cindy Kennedy, Diana (Dennis) Gloor & Harold (Lorraine) Gottke all of Paulding; 5 grandchildren & 2 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband Marvin, whom she married Dec. 4, 1961 and her siblings, Raymond Longbottom, Wanda McCoy & Joan Tullis.

Her funeral service is 1 PM on Thursday, April 11th at First Presbyterian Church of Antwerp.

Viewing is Thursday, 11 am - 1 pm at the church.

She will be laid to rest at Saint Paul Cemetery.

Memorials are to PC Senior Center or the Church.

Fond memories may be shared at www.dooleyfuneralhome.com


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My thoughts are with your family. May the words in Ps. 46:1 be of hope and comfort.

BL Apr 17 2019 12:00 AM

To Averill"s family. I used to babysit Cindy years ago. My deepest sympathy and prayers to all. Joyce(Reinhart) Petrila.

Joyce Petrila Apr 8 2019 12:00 AM

Aunt Averill loved her nieces and nephews like her own children. We will miss you dearly. Rest In Peace

Mary Irey Apr 7 2019 12:00 AM

Dear Harold & Family...My sincere sympathy to you and your family.
Harold, in our time of working together you shared many times about your Mom. Taking her to the doctor, helping her in so many ways...It was obvious how much you loved and respected her. Though words can never express the loss you feel, may you take comfort knowing that as a son you were the best you could be. May God grant strength for the days ahead, and peace in the many loving memories that you hold dear.

Margaret (Peg) Schilb Apr 7 2019 12:00 AM

I was privileged to speak with Averill and Diana and Dennis at a recent fish fry at the K of C in Paulding. I am just devastated to learn of her passing. God surely has her in His arms, while her loved ones have her in their hearts. Her family members have our deepest sympathy. May you all feel God's comfort and peace as you remember His promise of eternal life.

Charles and Cara Lou Strahley Apr 6 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Averill Gottke

Brenda Riggenbach Apr 6 2019 12:00 AM

I always loved talking to Averill at church, she always was so upbeat and happy!! I will miss that smile, she was one special lady whom I will miss forever!! Prayers to the family!!

Sharon E Hicov Apr 6 2019 12:00 AM

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Friends and Family Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM