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Dorothy Jeane Matson

March 5, 1941 — January 19, 2024

Baltimore

On January 19, 2024, Dorothy Jeane Matson, age 82, of Baltimore, Ohio passed away peacefully surrounded by her family. After 23 years, she was joyfully reunited with her husband of 40 years, Gary Matson. Dorothy was a strong woman with the soul of a warrior. She was a two time breast cancer survivor who was recently battling Multiple Myeloma. She was admitted to the hospital after developing pneumonia, which ultimately led to her passing. 

Dorothy devoted her life to children. She babysat for countless families over the years, and each of them touched her heart. She cared deeply for her "kids", her family, friends and neighbors. Family gatherings happened often as it was what she loved the most in life. Her daughters, grandchildren and great grandchildren were her greatest joys. She enjoyed showing her love through her cooking, whether it be holiday meals, birthday dinners, or a pie just because. Her pets, Minnie and Mocha Jo, always brought her so much joy. She enjoyed watching and feeding the birds and loved to sit outside and enjoy the sunshine when the weather allowed. She was an avid Ohio State football fan. 

Along with her late husband, Dorothy was proceeded in death by her parents, William and Mamie Bethel. Her brothers, Lewis "Popeye"", Robert "Sut" and Jerry "Jake", her sisters Nancy, Betty and Ruth, and niece, Stacy Fairchild.

She is survived by her sister, Cora "Coke" Bethel, brother in law, Jim Matson, sister in law Becky (Dave) Fairchild, daughters, Jody (Jeff) Pack, Joyce (Kevin) Larrick, and Janette (Jamie Camp) Lindsey, grandchildren, Leslie (Jake) Osterman, Lindsey Little, Jeffrey (Corey) Pack, Justin (Jennifer) Pack, Holly (Michael) Bugg, Max Lindsey, Abby (Kenny) Glenn, and great grandchildren, Addi and Kate Osterman, Graci, Kami and Sophia Little, Parker and Eli Boucher, Sawyer Bugg, Jaxon and Jase Pack, and special friends and neighbors Carolyn (Dave) Dupler and Margie Henderson. 

Family and friends may visit at the Johnson-Smith Funeral Home, 207 S. Main St. Baltimore, OH on Wednesday, January 24, 2023 from 4-7 PM and Thursday, January 25, 2023 from 9:30-10:30 AM with the funeral service beginning at 10:30 AM. Burial will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery in Baltimore. 

Memorial donations can be made in Dorothy's name to St. Jude, which held a special place in her heart and she made sure to donate monthly, the Fairfield County Humane Society, where her love of animals can continue to help those in need, Nationwide Children's Hospital, which has provided incredible care to her great granddaughter Graci, or CareTendersVNA, which was a godsend to our family on several occasions. 

To send an online condolence, and sign the guest book, please visit www.funeralhome.com.


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