Dorothy Jeane (McComas) Gossett, 86 of Ripley, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, July 20, 2017 at her home surrounded by her family.

 She was born in Huntington, WV on April 9, 1931, a daughter of the late John E. and Gertrude (McGraw) McComas. She graduated from Huntington High School in 1948 and was married to Asa Gordon Gossett on January 17, 1953 in Huntington.

   Dorothy was devoted to her family and was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who will be greatly missed. She loved family gatherings, and enjoyed camping and traveling but one of her greatest joys was attending all sporting events and activities of her children and grandchildren.

   Dorothy was a Christian and member of the Ripley Baptist Temple for almost 60 years. Prior to her illness she faithfully served as a Sunday School Teacher and Awana Club worker and was a member of the choir and ladies mission circle. She was active in the Jackson County Homemakers Club for many years and was also known as one of the “Hot Dog Ladies” at the Big R Supermarket.

    Dorothy is survived by her husband of 64 years, Asa, and her children; Barbara (John) Grass, Bruce (Judy) Gossett, John (Brenda) Gossett and Jane (Jim) Willis; grandchildren, Joe (Paige) Gossett, Christina Gossett, Anna (Matthew) Sculley, Jonathan Gossett, Benji Willis and Rebekah Gossett; great grandchildren, Isabella, Liam and Asa J. Gossett; sister Peggy Jeffrey of Barboursville and sisters-in-law Betty McComas and Flossie Gossett of Huntington. She is also survived by several extended family members.

   In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her brother, John E. McComas Jr., and brothers-in-law Jack Jeffrey, Donald Gossett and Fred Gossett.

   Funeral service will be 2:00 pm Monday, July 24, 2017 at the Waybright Funeral Home, Ripley with Pastor Rick Perrine officiating. Burial will be in the Pine Hill Cemetery, Ripley. Friends may call on the family on Sunday, July 23, 2017 from 5 to 7 pm at the funeral home.

  In lieu of flowers the family suggests donation in memory of Dorothy be made to the Ripley Baptist Temple Mission Fund.

The family wishes to thank Kanawha Hospice for the dignity and tender care provided to our mother in her final days.

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