Dorothy Dean Welker-Walker, 84, passed away Friday, December 18, 2015, at her home in Benton.
She was born August 15, 1931, in Patton, Missouri, to Marvin J. and Lillie Pulliam Kirkpatrick. She first married Darrell Welker. They had one daughter. She later married Charles Walker.
Dorothy worked at the former International Hat Factory in Marble Hill, Missouri, and then worked 20 years at Southeast Hospital.
She attended Hurricane Fork Baptist Church near Patton, Missouri; and was a member of the Eagles #3775 in Cape Girardeau. She loved spending time with her grandchildren. She also enjoyed gardening, dancing, and traveling.
Loving survivors include a daughter, Laura Pridemore (Tammy Silvey) of Cape Girardeau; two grandsons, Micheal (Lara) Pridemore of Malden, Missouri, Amos Pridemore (Mary Wallace) of Cape Girardeau; two great-grandchildren, Payton and Addie; three siblings, James (Faye) Kirkpatrick of Marble Hill, Jr. (Kelly) Kirkpatrick of Vanduser, Missouri, and Kathy Kirkpatrick of St. Petersburg, Florida.
She was preceded in death by her husbands; a sister, Geraldine Cook; a brother, George Kirkpatrick; and an infant brother.
Visitation will be Monday, December 21, 2015, from 4 to 8 PM, at the chapel of McCombs Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Jackson. An Eagles service will be held at 7 PM.
The funeral will be Tuesday, December 22, 2015, at 1 PM, at the funeral home, with the Rev. Jerry Sander officiating.
Burial will follow at Hurricane Fork Cemetery near Patton.
Memorials may take the form of contributions to the American Heart Association.
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