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Dorothy I. Sobers

Dorothy I. (nee Gladding) Sobers, of Fairport Harbor and Painesville, died Jan. 9, 2014, in Middlefield. She was 84.

Born March 5, 1929, in Chardon, to Hugh and Iona (nee Hanson) Gladding, she was a longtime area resident.

Dorothy was a homemaker and mother to six children.

She married James C. Sobers on Nov. 16, 1946, in Painesville. He preceded her in death on Dec. 5, 1999.

Survivors include her son, William, of Painesville; daughters, Dorothy (James) Brest, of Andover, Mary Ann (Donald) Ineman, of Parma, Karen (Roger) Kelhoffer, of Geneva, and Sherry (Thomas) Filla, of Huntsburg Township; 13 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; and brother David Gladding, of Texas.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; son, James; grandson Ricky; sister, Goldie; brothers John, Kenneth Jr., Robert and Donald.

Private family services were held, with burial taking place in Montville Township Cemetery.

Donations suggested to the Activity Department at Briar Hill, 15950 Pierce St., Middlefield, OH 44062.

Arrangements by Burr Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Chardon. Information and condolences online at

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