Dorothy J. Clites

October 26, 1949January 20, 2022
Obituary of Dorothy J. Clites
Dorothy Jane Clites, age 72, a lifelong resident of Atwater, passed away January 20, 2022, at her home. She was born October 26, 1949, in Atwater, Ohio, to parents Frank and Mable (Keller) Wiley. Dorothy married her beloved James “Jim” Clites on October 24, 1970. She was a devoted wife, loving mother, and proud grandmother. Dorothy was a longtime member of the Atwater Methodist Church and the Atwater Fire Department, where she served as an EMT. Dorothy is survived by her sons: Frank (Tracey) Clites and Bryan (Heather) Clites, her grandchildren: Garrett, Grace, and Emmett Clites. She is also survived by her brother Chet (Nancy) Wiley, her sister Martha (Jerry) Simons, her sisters-in-law Angie Wiley, Janet Leitzel, and Connie (Richard) Hartley, along with many loving nieces and nephews. Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Jim Clites, and her brother Gerald Wiley. Friends and family will be received Thursday, January 27, 2022, from 6:00 – 8:00 PM at the Wood-Kortright-Borkoski Funeral Home, 703 E. Main St., Ravenna, where funeral services will be officiated by Reverend Ruth Roth at 11:00 AM on Friday. Interment will follow at the Atwater Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to the Atwater Fire Department in her honor. Condolences and memories may be shared at

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