CAPE CORAL, Fla. — Gail Mayse Dolan, 76, of Cape Coral died at Hope Healthcare on July 10, 2021.

Ms. Dolan was born on Aug. 24, 1944, to William V. and Reva Mallory Mayse of Bethany, Missouri. She was graduated with a bachelor’s degree from the University of Missouri in Columbia and obtained a Master of Business Administration degree from Rockhurst University in Kansas City, Missouri, in 1995. Her early career was centered on law office administration, and she managed personnel and administrative affairs for two prominent Kansas City law firms. She continued her early career in operations management following relocation to Boston in 1988, where she managed a regional sales office for American Sterilizer Company. Turning her focus to marketing to complement her MBA studies, she soon joined AliMed, where she led its operating room and diagnostic imaging division. In 1999, she was offered an opportunity to move into the home health care medical products market with Invacare Corporation’s Boston medical supplies direct mail division.

In August 2004, she and Rick moved to sunny Southwest Florida. She was owner and president of Dolan Marketing Services Inc., a firm she founded in 2006 to provide local businesses with marketing, advertising, copywriting and promotional services. She applied her extensive marketing talents to local businesses, primarily in the fields of consumer products and services, including retail, law, accounting, financial planning and nonprofit organizations. She was always very community minded and involved in various civic activities within the Cape Coral area.

She fought a courageous battle against cancer since 2015. She taught her family to fight with dignity, grace and faith and live every day to the fullest. 

She is survived by two daughters, Stacey A. Hickie of Phoenix and Amy K. Garrett of Arizona City; her partner, Rick Williams; a sister, Carol L. Ebersole of Bethany; a brother, Mallory V. Mayse of Columbia; and three grandchildren. She was predeceased by her former husband, John W. Dolan.

Funeral at 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 17, at First Baptist Church of Bethany under the direction of Roberson Funeral Home, with visitation one hour prior. Burial in Memorial Park Cemetery, St. Joseph, Missouri.

Memorials may be made to: Valerie's House at https://valerieshouse.org/give-in-honor-or-memory, Hope Healthcare (Hospice) at https://morehope.org/donate-now/ or in care of Roberson Funeral Home, P.O. Box 46, Bethany, MO 64424. 

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