1918 - 2012
Dorothy L. Gasper, 93, of Westerville, Ohio, formerly of Fulton, passed away peacefully in her sleep Tuesday, May 1, 2012, at Mt. Carmel East Hospital surrounded by her loving family. The youngest of eight children, she was born September 11, 1918, in Mehlville, to Jack and Mamie Lillicrap. She married the love of her life, Sam
Gasper, in 1942, and he preceded her in death. In 1955 they moved to Williamsburg where they opened Gasper's Interstate Plaza, Inc. After Sam passed away in 1970, Dorothy continued to operate the business for ten years with their son Tom. Afterward she worked for many years as a cashier at Gasper's Truck Stop in Kingdom City, finally "retiring" at age 87. Dorothy enjoyed crocheting, embroidery, Cardinals base- ball, and playing pinochle. As a young girl, she quilted many quilts with her mother. She was a wonderful cook and during the past year continued to prepare thirty pounds of German potato salad for Tom's monthly BBQs for Flight Safety International. She will be sadly missed by all who knew her, but always remembered for her strong work ethic, her warm and nurturing personality, her spunk and love of life.
She is survived by: one son, Thomas Lee Gasper and his wife Jodi of Westerville, Ohio; two grandchildren whom she adored, Susan Gasper of Mt. Rainier, Md. and John Gasper, PhD, currently teaching for Carnegie Mellon University in Doha, Qatar; and their mother, Linda Gasper, with whom she lived for many years.
She is also survived by: a step-granddaughter, Jennifer Edwards and husband Ray; two step-great-grandchildren, Parker and Riley Edwards of Chicago, Ill.; as well as several nieces, nephews, and many special friends including Betty and Charles Vest of Columbia. The family will receive friends at Dorothy's memorial
visitation at Maupin Funeral Home on Sunday, May 6, 2012, from 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Monday, May 7, 2012, at the Old Auxvasse Nine Mile Presbyterian Church in Williamsburg. Internment will follow at Williamsburg Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family would like to request that
contributions be sent to The American Cancer Society.