Gretchen Lynn Dodge Manders


Ms. Gretchen Lynn Dodge Manders, age 36, of Acworth, passed away February 13, 2019.

She was born in Virginia Beach, VA, June 7, 1982. Gretchen was of the christian faith and worked in human resources for Dunkin Donuts. A mother to three amazing children, they were her entire world. When she walked in a room her smile would light up the room. She was a very caring, giving, and compassionate  person who was always willing to help anyone. Her free spirit and warm heart will always be missed by all the people she met and loved.  She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Charles Brasher and Gene and Reba Esters.

Survivors include her children, Thomas O. Bagley and his fiancee Tristen, Chloe Manders, and Olivia Offerman; mother, Donna Basher; father, Kenneth Esters and wife Linda; grandmother, Ruth Lewis; brother, Justin Dodge and wife Siobhan; sister, Elyse Esters; nieces and nephews, Gabrielle Dodge, Tyler Dodge, MaKayla Dodge, MaKensey Dodge, Christian Dodge, Isaiah Esters, Jeremiah Sims, and Kaytlynn Esters; several cousins and close friends.

Funeral services will be held Monday, February 25, 2019, at 3:00 PM from the chapel of Barton Funeral Home, with Rev. Robert Goss officiating. Interment will follow in Eastview Cemetery, Adairsville.  Pallbearers include Justin Dodge, Jeremy Bowling, Josh Bowling, Christian Dodge, Brandon Mitchell, and Doug Hessing; Honorary pallbearers include Russ Offerman, Thomas A. Bagley, Mark Matthews, and John Feltrinelli.

The family will receive friends Sunday evening from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM at Barton Funeral Home.

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R. Dudley Barton & Son Funeral Home, Inc., Adairsville is in charge of arrangements for Ms. Gretchen Lynn Dodge Manders.