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Donna Gail (Dotson) Maze
August 19, 1933 ~ October 24, 2023 (age 90) 90 Years Old
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Donna Gail Maze, 90, of Owingsville, KY passed away on Tuesday, October 24. The widow of Thomas Chandler Maze, she was also preceded in death by a son, Thomas Allin Maze. She is survived by two sons Donald “Champ” Maze of Owingsville and Joseph Douglas Maze of Lexington, one daughter, Dawn Marie Cockrell (Kevin) of Mount Sterling, and Beth Maze of Owingsville. She is survived by five grandchildren: Chandler Maze (Whitley), Taylor Maze, Blake Maze, Will Clay Cockrell, and Caroline Cockrell. She was exceptionally devoted to her family and always concerned as well, about the many students she had during her 31 years of teaching primarily in Bath County.
Donna Gail was born in Owingsville, the only child of Dr. Donald Clark Dotson and Nell Wash Dotson. Her dad was the kind of country doctor that traveled wherever needed treating all kinds of ailments and delivering babies until his untimely death when Donna Gail was a junior at Centre College in Danville, KY. After her graduation, she went to the University of Kentucky where she received a masters degree in 1955.
Besides teaching, Donna Gail, drew house plans for the many houses that she and her husband Tom built and also became a licensed nursing home administrator after she and Tom built Ridgeway Manor Nursing Home, a skilled facility in Owingsville. She credits their success at Ridgeway to a wonderful staff that was “just like family.”
A lifetime member of the Owingsville Christian Church, Donna Gail served on the board for several years as property chairman and as treasurer. She was also treasurer of the library board for a time and held several offices in the Owingsville Women’s Club, including the president. Donna Gail will always be remembered as a lady of strength, grace, and elegance who never grew weary of lovingly serving others without expectation of recognition or reward.
Visitation will be held from 4:00-8:00 on Sunday, October 29 at the Richardson Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at the Owingsville Christian Church at 1:00 on Monday, October 30, burial immediately following at the Owingsville Cemetery. Contributions may be made to the Donna Gail Maze Bath County Senior Student Memorial Scholarship fund at the Owingsville Banking Co., or contributions may be made to the Owingsville Christian Church.
Richardson Funeral Home is caring for all arrangements for Mrs. Donna Gail Maze.