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Gary Loren Doolittle, second child of Clinton and Vesta (Corll) Doolittle, was born October 2, 1944 at Mary Greeley Hospital in Ames, IA. He was later joined by two 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 and 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 and James Bennett.
Survivors include his wife, Kay Doolittle; sons, Rio (Sheryl) Doolittle of Indianola, IA and Nick (Erin) Doolittle of Mount Ayr; four grandchildren Mitch (Lacy) Doolittle of Kellerton, Jessica Doolittle of Indianola, Michael (Hannah) Doolittle of Prairie City and Wendy (Nathan) Creveling of Ellston; six great grandchildren; Alana, Addison, Alyssa Doolittle; Coy and Clayton Creveling; Aubree Doolittle; sisters, Janet (Miles) Derrick of Des Moines and Rhonda (Kirt) Fisher of Des Moines; brothers and sisters-in-law, Margo Kline, Ronnie Graham, Carl Graham, Bob Graham, Randy Graham and Tim Graham; other relatives and friends.
Private services will be held on Thursday, April 16, 2020 at the Rose Hill Cemetery in Mount Ayr, IA.
Officiating will be Pastor Bart Shields.
Casketbearers will be Mike Mercer, Scott Drake, Ron Swanson, Lee Martin, Darren Martin and  Robert Martin.
Honorary casketbearers will be Howard Martin, Larry Doolittle, Don Reeves, Kelly Woollums, Mike Stark, Darwin Stark and Steve Doolittle.
At rest at the Rose Hill Cemetery in Mount Ayr, IA.
Memorials are to the Kellerton Family Worship Center and EveryStep Hospice.

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