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Dorothy E. Means

December 3, 1934 August 17, 2017
Dorothy  E. Means
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Obituary for Dorothy E. Means

Winslow – Dorothy Means, 82, went to be with her Lord and Savior August 17, 2017, at Mount St. Joseph in Waterville with her loving family at her side. Dot was born December 3, 1934, in St. George Maine the daughter of Alfred and Frances (Berry) Rawley.
Dot grew up in St. George and the mid coast area. She attended Thomaston School and later in life obtained her GED, which she was very proud of.
Dot met Charlie Means Jr. at a church service in 1951 and they were married on December 15, 1951. Dot and Charlie moved to Waterville that same year. They later welcomed their daughter Cheryl and son Charlie III into the world. In the spring of 1960 Dot and Charlie moved to Winslow, where they celebrated 65 years of good marriage. Throughout the years she worked at Hathaway and several department stores.
Dot was an active member of Getchell Street Baptist Church for over 65 years. She enjoyed teaching Sunday School, leading Pioneer Girls, attending several Bible Study Groups, and attending church on a regular basis. She and Charlie also enjoyed camping and they were able to visit every state and also visited Canada. Dot loved her family and attended all events her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren were involved in. Dot loved getting her family together and cooking for them including brothers, sisters, and in laws.
Dot was predeceased by her parents. Her sister Virginia Coffin and her husband Joseph Coffin, brothers Alfred Rawley Jr., Raymond Rawley, Ivan Rawley and his wife Sharon, sister-in-law Connie Rawley, brother-in-law Richard Ralph and niece Beverly Moody. Dot is survived by her husband Charlie Jr.; daughter Cheryl McInnis and husband Dana; Charlie Means III and wife Tina; Grandchildren Craig McInnis and his wife Jennifer; Christopher McInnis and his wife Rachel; CariAnn Means. Great Grandchildren Cameron McInnis, Jaelynn McInnis, Cora McInnis, and Cobie McInnis. Step-mother Dorothy Sears, sister Florence Ralph, brothers Richard Rawley and David Rawley and his wife Marie. Sister-in-law Viola Rawley. She also has several nieces and nephews.
The family would like to thank the staff at Mount St. Joseph and Beacon Hospice for their loving care. We would also like to thank Pastor David Brown who on the morning of Dot’s passing received a message from God to go be with her and her family which was greatly appreciated. A Memorial Service will be held at Getchell Street Baptist Church, 3 Getchell Street, Waterville, Maine 04901 at a later date. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Getchell Street Baptist Church to help the Operation Christmas Child fund. Services are under the direction and care of Gallant Funeral Home, 10 Elm Street, Waterville, Maine. An online guestbook may be signed and condolences may be expressed at gallantfh.com.


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