Dottie was born on December 22, 1942, in Galesburg, Illinois, the daughter of Lowell R. Yates & Betty Dixon Yates. Her parents preceded her in death.
She married Jack Frame in Galesburg on August 3, 1969. The love of her life, he preceded her in death by 3 years.
She is survived by her son, Christopher (Melissa McKinley) of Rhinelander, Wisconsin. Also surviving are a brother, Roger Yates of Carpentersville, two nephews, three great nieces and nephews, and several cousins.
Dottie graduated from Galesburg High School in Galesburg, IL, in 1960. She still enjoyed monthly luncheons with her classmates.
As an entrepreneur, Dottie helped people find gifts and decorations to brighten their lives. She enjoyed putting on annual Christmas shows and spending time with the community through her work. She was a member of the Elmwood Business Women's Association and took part in their monthly dinners until her passing.
You could always count on Dottie to have a smile and a joyful outlook. She brought so much light to both the virtual and central Illinois communities.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to B.Y.E. Ambulance and the Elmwood Business Women's Organization.
Due to Covid concerns, the family will have a private service. For those not attending, the funeral service will be recorded and can be viewed online at www.oakshinesfuneralhome. on Monday, January 17, 2022.
To leave online condolences or view the funeral, please visit www.oakshinesfuneralhome.com
Oaks-Hines Funeral Home and Crematory in Elmwood is in charge of arrangements.
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