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Dorothy "Dottie" Queen

Lewis & Gillum Funeral Homes

202 Maple Ave., Oak Hill, Ohio 45656

(p) 740-682-6696        (f) 740-682-7862


Dorothy “Dottie” Queen, age 90, passed away peacefully at Four Winds Community in Jackson, Ohio on Monday, February 19, 2024. She was the third daughter of Chester and Mayme Rawlins. Dottie grew up on the family farm on Hickory Grove Road in Oak Hill, Ohio.  After her marriage to Luke, they lived in Columbus before returning to Oak Hill to raise their four sons and daughter.  


Besides her parents, she is predeceased by her husband, Luke Queen; her infant daughter, Vanessa; sisters, Vera “Jackie” Wright and Jean Boganwright; her brother, Dale Rawlins; and her grandsons, Christopher Blevins, Joshua Blevins, and Tie Queen.


Dottie is survived by her four sons: Mike (Debbie) Queen of Oak Hill, Ohio, Gregg (Jeannette) Queen of Lancaster, Ohio, Randy (Tami) Queen of Lewis Center, Ohio, and Jeff (Trina) Queen of Jackson, Ohio; daughter, Luanne Queen (Kevin Ratcliff) of St. Augustine, Florida.  She is also survived by her very special sister-in-law, Gail Rawlins of Oak Hill, Ohio.  Surviving grandchildren are Aaron Queen, Phoenix Queen, Joy Lynn Tobert, Carl Queen, Michelle Queen, Zachary Queen, T-Jay (Kelly) Queen, Marquice Queen, Alexzander Queen, Jazmarae Queen, Sirena Queen, Divonte Queen, Azaria Queen, Donavin Queen, Justin (Genna) Queen, Jonathan Queen, and Halley (Austin) Manson; and step-grandchildren.  


She is also survived by her great-grandchildren, Maddie Queen, Cyle Tobert, Cameron Tobert, Mason Tobert, Michael Gregory Queen, Brandon Thornsbury, Bryson Tobert, Anniyah Peiz, Reagan Queen, Cash Queen, Maiken Queen, Kirsten Blevins, and Mercydes Blevins; along with several step-great-grandchildren and many special nieces, nephews, and friends. 


She leaves behind her special friend and Four Winds roommate, Kathy Kuhn as well as her Four Winds family of staff and caregivers who provided her with loving care.  She leaves behind her beloved doggie, Dreyfus.  


Dottie loved her children immensely.  She coached Gregg and Mike in Little League and enjoyed watching all her boys play sports.  She was a founding member of the Oak Hill Big “O” Mother’s Club to support Oak Hill High School sports and would be seen in the stands cheering on her boys and their teammates. She loved cookouts and family gatherings where she always expected deviled eggs.  She loved home cooked meals and cherished time with family at many get togethers. She loved the outdoors and often took her kids and grandkids mushroom hunting in Spring, berry picking during the hot months of Summer and gathering nuts as Fall arrived. Her children recall many long rides on country roads, stopping to harvest fruits from the countryside and even stopping at natural springs to get a drink of water. Dottie gathered her children and Mom often and would journey to country stores gathering bottle caps for their church fundraisers.  As they dumped boxes of caps to sort, specifically looking for RC and Diet Rite caps, they were often surprised to find more than bottle caps and recall Grandma screaming at her lap full of creepy crawlers.   


She adored her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  If there was a baby around, you would find her sitting happily holding the little one. When she retired from Rockwell in Gallipolis, Ohio, she took up bingo where she met many special friends.  She always had time for a game of rummy - or two.  She loved the beach and loved to travel - she was ready to go in a moment's notice. She especially cherished her trips to St. Augustine to visit her daughter, Luanne.  Dottie was also an avid reader and loved a good novel. She would sit immersed in her reading and would often complete a novel in a couple of days.  


She attended Monroe Chapel for many years.  She accepted Jesus Christ as her Savior and departed this world with a smile on her face knowing that to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord.    


Services are under the direction of the Lewis & Gillum Funeral Home in Oak Hill Ohio. Family and friends are welcome to pay their respects on Friday, February 23, 2024, from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM. Funeral services will immediately follow with Pastor Fred Crabtree, a cousin and close friend officiating. Burial will follow at Monroe Cemetery, Oak Hill, Ohio. Online condolences may be sent to






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