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Dorothy M. Brower, 88, of Richmond, formerly of Independence, died Friday, Feb. 29, 2008, at her home.
Mrs. Brower was born Feb. 24, 1920 in Murfreesboro, Tenn. the daughter of James B. and Naola (St. John) Cooper. She first married James Paul Arnette on July 13, 1936. She later married Dr. Clyde L. Brower of Independence on Feb. 27, 1960; he preceded her in death on Feb. 15, 1997.
Mrs. Brower worked as nurse and office manager for Dr. Clyde L. Brower. She moved from California to Independence in 1974 before moving to Richmond in 2001. She was a charter member of the Toy’s and Miniature Museum in Kansas City, Mo.
Survivors include: one son and daughter-in-law, Gary Leigh Arnette and his wife, Janet L., of Richmond; one step-daughter, Dr. Jane Terry and her husband, Dr. Luke Terry, of Sykesville, Md.; four grandchildren, Greg Arnette, Kevin Arnette, David Arnette, Jim Arnette and his wife, Micky; three step-grandchildren, Dr. Elizabeth Terry, Dr. Kathryn (Terry) Phillips and her husband, Kevin, and Garth Terry; two great-granddaughters, Allison Arnette and Meg Arnette; one step-great-granddaughter, Seinna Phillips and several nieces and nephews.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Ray County Hospice or the Richmond United Methodist Church.
In addition to her parents and husbands, one son, James Paul Arnette, Jr., two half-brothers, Fred Wheeler and Doyle Wheeler, one sister, Ruth (Cooper) Pennington, and one half-sister, Elsie (Wheeler) Lang, preceded her in death.
Visitation will be held from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., Saturday, March 8, at the Thurman Funeral Home in Richmond. Memorial services will immediately follow at 1:30 p.m. at the funeral home. Inurnment will be at Mound Grove Cemetery in Independence.
Arrangements are under the direction of Thurman Funeral Home in Richmond.