Dorothy Belle Waxler

1926 - 2020

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Dorothy Belle Waxler, age 93, formerly of Arlington, died at 4:30am on Friday, January 24, 2020 at Fox Run Assisted Living in Findlay. Dorothy was born on August 14, 1926 in Fredericktown, Ohio in Knox County to the late Ross and Florence (Belle) Lloyd Beheler. Dorothy was the co-owner of Waxler Excavating and Concrete. She retired as a sales clerk at the Arlington Pharmacy. She was the former President of the Arlington American Legion Auxillary Post #621. She enjoyed mowing, reading, and needlework. She married Paul F. Waxler on November 5, 1952 and he preceded her in death on January 22, 1991. Dorothy is survived by her daughter, Cheryl A. (David F.) Crates of McComb; brother, Dale Beheler of Fredericktown, Ohio; grandchildren: Kelly Ann (David) Bosworth and Kay Weaver; great-grandchildren: Marc Bosworth, Matt Bosworth, Abigail Inbody, and Alex Kreh; special sister-in-law, Barbara Slough; and many nieces and nephews. Dorothy was preceded in death by her son, Carroll Ackerman; and her sisters: Wilma Hall and Marilyn Hart. Visitation will be held from 1:00-5:00pm on Sunday, January 26, 2020 at CRATES FUNERAL HOME in Arlington and for one hour (10:00-11:00am) prior to the service. Funeral services will be held at 11:00am on Monday, January 27 at the funeral home. Pastor Steve Ramsey will officiate and burial will follow at Arlington Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association or the American Heart Fund. Online condolences are welcomed at

Service Information
  • Visitation Details:

    620 N. Main St
    Arlington, Ohio
    Sunday, January 26th 2020 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
    Monday, January 27th 2020 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

  • Funeral Service:

    Monday, January 27th 2020 - 11:00 AM

  • Service Location:

    620 North Main Street
    Arlington, Ohio 45814

  • Final Resting Place:

    Arlington Cemetery [Map]
    18470 Twp Rd 71
    Arlington, Ohio 45814

  • Contributions:

    American Diabetes Association - Waxler
    4500 Rockside Rd.
    Cleveland, OH 44131

    American Heart Association - Waxler
    PO Box 15120
    Chicago, IL 60693

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To : Barb Slough and family
Date :Saturday, January 25th 2020
From : John and Theresa Davis
Our deepest sympathy at the loss of Dorthy. She was a wonderful person. I always enjoyed our conversations at the pharmacy. May God comfort those who mourn her loss.
John & Trese Davis

To : The Family of Dorothy B Waxler
Date :Saturday, January 25th 2020
From : Jack Glick
May your memories be a precious source of peace, strength, and comfort in the days ahead.
My deepest sympathy

To : Cheryl Crates and Family
Date :Saturday, January 25th 2020
From : Ed and Linda Bratt
We extend our deepest sympathy to your family at this difficult time.

To : Cheryl Crates Family
Date :Saturday, January 25th 2020
From : Jim Barb Steinman
You have out deepest sympathy she was a kind and loving person.
Jim & Barb

To : DaveCheryl girls
Date :Monday, January 27th 2020
From : Patty Wentz Woodard
May you have the peace that only God can give. She was a wonderful lady. I enjoyed seeing her at the Pharmacy. Takes me back......

To : Dorothy's family
Date :Saturday, February 1st 2020
From : Ruth Lamberjack
Sorry for your loss. It was always a joy to talk to her at the Arlington Pharmacy.

To : Cheryl Crates and Family
Date :Sunday, February 2nd 2020
From : Charlie Cindy Nicholson
We extend our deepest sympathy to you and your family.

To : Barb Waxler
Date :Monday, February 3rd 2020
From : Marilyn Reamsnyder Handy
Sorry to hear of Dorothy's passing. May the Lord give you and the Family a peace that only God can give.