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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  1. Grace Burton

    The world lost a very special lady. She will be missed by many. Sorry I’m not able to come to the services. Love all of you very much. You all will be in my thoughts and prayers.

  2. Dawn & Chris Hager

    Amos, Tk, And Laura I am so sorry for ur lose. God received another perfect angel. She will be missed. R.I.P. Dorothy. Your family is in my heart and in my prayers.

  3. Doug & Linda Bailiff

    Laura, TK, Amos & Michael … we are so very sorry for your loss. Dorothy was a wonderful, special lady and she will be missed by so many. Please know that all of you are in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless you all.

  4. Kathy Darby

    I am so very sorry to see this, and my heart goes out to all of you. I can only imagine how greatly she will be missed by all.

  5. Linda Harris

    I will miss my “monthly” visits with this sweet lady. I am so glad I got to see her one more time and that she knew who I was. I will always remember her.

  6. Sherry Kersting

    I just heard of Dorothy’s passing today, Dec. 29.. I am so sorry for the families loss. I hadn’t seen Dorothy in years but I spent a lot of time with her and her family years ago and they are some of my favorite memories. She was like a second mother to me for a couple years, she was such a kind and loving person. R.I.P. Dorothy…..

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