Kauber-Fraley Funeral Home

289 S Main St PO Box 1413, Pataskala, OH


Dorothy L. Crabtree

September 1, 1929September 13, 2020

Dorothy L. Remely Crabtree

Mother, Grandmother, Great Grandmother, Dorothy Remely Crabtree, received her wings, as Jesus touched her cheek and took her home, Sunday, September 13, 2020. Dorothy Lucy Remely Crabtree was born at home in Cutler, Ohio, on September 1, 1929 to Inez Hatch Remely and Lloyd H. Remely. She is survived by her daughters, Linda Crabtree Peck, (James) and Jenny Crabtree Yates, (Lance). Grandchildren, Jeff Boso, (Alicia), Jamie Peck, (Ashley) Joey Peck, Abbie Yates Taylor, (Jamie) and Lukas Yates, (Ashlee), 13 great grandchildren, 1 brother-in-law and 2 sisters-in-laws, many nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Raymond E. Crabtree, brother Gale R. Remely, and special friend, Denver Teeling.

Besides her family, Dorothy loved crafts of all kinds including miniatures and cake decorating. She was a member of the Columbus Miniature Society and was especially known locally for her specialty cakes and decorating. She loved to square dance, was a seamstress, Brownie/Girl Scout Leader, and was a demonstrator for Caroline Emmons Jewelry. She was the last surviving member of Jersey’s Country Social Club and was also Licking County Extension’s Homemaker of the Year. Also, she was a member of the Lima Seniors and Summit Seniors. For many years Dorothy attended church at Pataskala Grace Church and for the last several years, Spring Hills Baptist Church of Utica.

Services will be held at the Pataskala Grace Church, 3517 Headleys Mill Road SW, Saturday, September 19, 2020 at 10:00 AM with Pastor Jeff Houghton of Spring Hills Baptist Utica officiating. Calling hours are Friday, September 18, 2020 from 6-8:00 PM at Kauber-Fraley Funeral Home, 289 S. Main St. in Pataskala and before the service Saturday, 9:00 AM at the church. Dorothy’s final resting place with her loving husband will be at the Jersey Presbyterian Cemetery, Jersey, Ohio. Online condolences may be shared at www.kauberfraley.com.


  • Visitation

    Friday, September 18, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, September 19, 2020


Dorothy L. Crabtree

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Shelly Fravel Sheets

September 20, 2020

Dorothy was a special woman and so kind to us as her neighbor when I was growing up in Jersey. I remember the jewelry parties, cakes and riding bikes in her driveway. She will be missed. Thoughts and prayers for comfort during this difficult time.

Denise Wells

September 19, 2020

Jenny, I am very sorry for your loss. I always enjoyed seeing Dorothy at the dollhouse shows. She was always smiling and also very sweet. We seemed to always find something to laugh about. She will be dearly missed. Rest in Heaven Dorothy. Sending prayers to the family for peace and comfort in knowing she is in a better place. God Bless.

Peggy Davis

September 18, 2020

Many memories when my Mom started first Jersey Girl Scout troop, your Mom, Jean Hinkle, Janie Corwin, Millie Shaffer all came together. I still have papers where Mom started the ball rolling and all these ladies jumped aboard. Jersey PTO, same deal your parents were right in the cluster of so many good other people and so many Good memories. You was truly blessed to have her in your life so long. Last time I spoke with her, she was pushing your Dad in a cart at street fair.Ladies in those days were very good ones, we don't see much of these days. Prayers sorry for your loss.Peggy Souder Davis

Katie Fravel Steele

September 16, 2020

Jenny & Linda,
I'm so sorry for your loss. Your mom (and dad) have always held a special place in my heart as they were always willing to babysit me or let me come over and play as a little girl. I have so many fond memories I can't list them all. It was such a blessing she made Eric’s and my wedding cake and was a part of our special day so many years ago. The cake she lovingly made is still the best wedding cake I’ve ever had.
-Katie Fravel Steele

Rick & Tammy Herb

September 16, 2020

Jenny & Family,
We are so very sorry to hear about the passing of your mother. Praying that God will comfort you all, and give you His peace during this difficult time.
With love,
Rick & Tammy Herb

Emilia Owen

September 15, 2020

We are so very sorry to hear of Dorothy's passing. Linda and Jenny - your Mom was such a very sweet woman with a very warm loving smile. We have fond memories of her and your father. We played Bingo together at the Pataskala Street Fair for many years. We were always welcome and enjoyed sitting in their back yard on Morse Road while Raymond, Lance, Don, and Dan played their music. She definitely loved her music. We know that she will be missed so very much - our prayers go out to you both of you and to all of the family.
Lea and Don (Hippie) Owen

Linda Tague

September 15, 2020

The Summit Seniors will miss playing cards with Dorothy. She has been a member for many years and we enjoyed visiting with her.
Linda Tague,
President of Summit Seniors


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