Dorthy 'Dot' R. Jose

Dorthy ‘Dot’ R. Jose, age 71, of York, NE died Saturday, December 23, 2017 at York. She was born August 22, 1946 in York to Howard ‘Tom’ and Ellen Gnauden, and was raised in Bradshaw, NE. Dorthy was married in 1962 to Robert E. Rhoads, and to this union Larry and Ron Rhoads were born. Dorthy was later married to Jim Jose in 1984 at her family home.

Dorthy worked for 12 years for Merna Price at the Lets Go Inn, 8 years at Dale Electronics, and over 25 years at UTC Aerospace (Hamilton Sunstrand) all in York. Dorthy was a member of the York Baptist Church. She enjoyed traveling, bingo, and hosting her family and friends. She was especially involved in donating blood, and in her lifetime donated 21 gallons.

Dorthy is survived by her husband Jim Jose of York, son Ron (Christy) Rhoads of Columbus, NE, brother Howard ‘Tom’ (Joan) Gnauden of Morgan Hill, CA, sister Barbara (Clyde) Kennel of Arborville, NE, step-son and step-daughter Rick Jose and Pam Koelzer both of Lincoln. She is also survived by her brother-in-law John Weldon of York, brother and sister-in-law Stan (Kathryn) Jose of Tucson, AZ; 9 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren with 2 on the way, along with several cousins, and a host of friends.

She is preceded in death by her parents, son Larry, sisters Edna Weldon and Marybelle Gnauden, and brother Elmer Gnauden.

Memorial services will be held at 10:00 am, Saturday, January 20, 2018 at the Metz Chapel in York with the Reverend Jeffrey Bloom officiating. The family will greet friends one hour prior to services at the mortuary. Private family inurnment will be held at a later date. Cremation, No Viewing or Visitation. Memorials may be directed to the St. Jude Children’s Hospital or to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Condolences may be emailed to Metz Mortuary Messages will be given to the family.