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Gary Doolittle

Gary Loren Doolittle, second child of Clinton & Vesta (Corll) Doolittle, was born October 2, 1944 at Mary Greeley Hospital in Ames, IA. He was later joined by 2 younger sisters, Janet and Rhonda. Gary graduated from Saydel High School with the class of 1963. Gary had a love for cars and had the knack to make them run well.

On June 8, 1964, Gary was united in marriage to Kay Bennett at Saylorville, IA. They lived and farmed with his parents. After the boys came along, they moved to rural Mount Ayr.

Gary grew up farming and continued with the help of his dad and father-in-law, and later his sons. In 1968, he and his cousin, Melvin Doolittle, worked at the ammunition plant in eastern Iowa. People often brought their lawn mowers, cars, tractors, trucks, and motorcycles for him to fix. Gary & Kay loved to vacation on their motorcycle. They logged many miles and wore out more than a few bikes. Gary even lived through a handful of crashes.

Gary passed away at his home near Mount Ayr on April 12, 2020. He was preceded in death by his parents; sister Delores Doolittle; parents-in-law Marsh & Ula Graham; brothers & sisters-in-law Walter Graham, Richard Graham, Judy Brower, Minetta Scott, Arnold Bennett, James Bennett.

Survivors include his wife Kay Doolittle; sons Rio (Sheryl) Doolittle of Indianola, IA and Nick (Erin) Doolittle of Mount Ayr; 4 grandchildren Mitch (Lacy) Doolittle of Kellerton, Jessica Doolittle of Indianola, Michael (Hannah) Doolittle of Prairie City, and Wendy (Nathan) Creveling of Ellston; 6 great grandchildren Alana, Addison, Alyssa Doolittle; Coy, Clayton Creveling; Aubree Doolittle; sisters Janet (Miles) Derrick of Des Moines and Rhonda (Kirt) Fisher of Des Moines; brothers & sisters-in-law Margo Kline, Ronnie Graham, Carl Graham, Bob Graham, Randy Graham, and Tim Graham; other relatives and friends.

Memorials are to the Kellerton Family Worship Center and EveryStep Hospice in Mount Ayr.

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Sorry to hear of your passing ,your in a far better place RIP . Memories are all we have left. Heres hoping I get see you and the class of 1963 .DON

DONALD Dodge May 6 2020 12:00 AM

tO kAY AND FAMILY. sORRY FOR YOUR L OSS kAY. iT HAPPENS BUT IS NOT SOMETHING THAT ONE LOOKS FORWARD TO. Melvin and Gary will be having a big reunion along with Roy and Cliff and Ethel. They were our neighbors and we went to school with Luke, Roy and Melvin and Steve. This virus is sure playing havoc wwith people s lives. Just be ccareful in days ahead to remain safe and well and freee of that darn old virus. ..May you find comfort and peace Kay that Gary is with his Lord.

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