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Dorys Ann Wilson, 73, passed into the arms of our Heavenly Father on Saturday, Oct. 27, 2007, in Independence.
Dorys began her life journey June 7, 1934 in West Plains, a joyous gift to Elder Ray and Oda Downen.
Dorys grew up loving nature and family life. She shared this passion with a dashing young soldier, Kenneth W. Wilson, Sr., whom she married on Oct. 11, 1952. She faithfully kept the home fires burning while he served in the Korean War. They soon became a family with the birth of Debra Irene, Kenneth Walter, Jr., Veronica Denise and Stephanie Yvonne. Dorys loved being a homemaker, a volunteer in her children’s school activities, traveling and gardening.
Once her children were grown Dorys reentered the workforce at the Internal Revenue Service where she grew her career from the mailroom to management. She also developed many friendships at her job which she cherished all her days. She retired from the IRS to spend more time with her husband and grandchildren.
Dorys had six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren whom she adored. Dorys and Kenneth loved to visit the Snowy Range and Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming. They also shared a strong faith in God and tried to make the world a better place.
Survivors include: her husband, Kenneth Wilson, Sr.; one son and daughter-in-law, Kenneth W. Wilson, Jr., and his wife, Sybille, of Bates City; two daughters and one son-in-law, Veronica D. Wilson of Hastings, Fla., and Stephanie Lasister and her husband, Robert, of Blue Springs; four granddaughters, Wendi Crawley, Autumn Dee, Nikki Wilson and Meghan Lasister; two grandsons, Dustin Wilson and Calvin Lasister; and three great-grandsons, Andrew and Robert Crawley and James Wilson.
The family has suggested memorials be made to Kansas City Hospice.
Visitation will be held from 1 to 2 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2007, at the Old New Garden Church in Wood Heights. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 30, at the church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Arrangements are under the direction of Polley Funeral Home in Excelsior Springs.