Dorothy Louise (Nelson) Price

Dorothy Louise (Nelson) Price, 91, passed away at the Shirkey Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Richmond,  Feb. 22, 2014.

Dorothy was born Sept. 7, 1922 in Richmond, to Harry and Alice (Galbraith) Nelson.

After her sisters were born, the family moved to Kansas City, Mo. There, she and her sisters attended dance lessons. She recalls riding the street cars into downtown Kansas City. Dorothy was baptized in the Presbyterian Church in Kansas City, where her family attended and her father taught Sunday school. Dorothy was a 1940 graduate of East High School in Kansas City. At one time she was an operator for Southwestern Bell Telephone. She had worked for the American Can Company in North Kansas City.

Dorothy married Harold Price Sept. 5, 1941. Soon after, their first daughter was born. Harold was sent overseas with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers during WW II. They remained in Kansas City and later moved to Richmond.

Together, they had six children, Judy, Marsha (Clevenger), Harold, Denice (McCorkendale), Kevin and Karen (Farmer). Harold was a carpenter and Dorothy was a homemaker. She was a past president of the local PTA. She had been involved in Todd’s Chapel Women’s Club. She loved bowling at the Hi-Way 13 bowl in Henrietta. She and her family were former members of the Richmond Swim Club. She had worked in the Richmond High School cafeteria. She was a member of the Ray County Memorial Hospital Auxiliary. She helped coach her daughter’s softball teams.

Dorothy and Harold joined the Richmond First Christian Church, which later became the Richmond United Christian Presbyterian Church, where she was a faithful member. In her spare time, Dorothy enjoyed playing her organ at home and line dancing at the Eagleton Center. She liked to flower garden and enjoyed picking ripe red tomatoes in the summertime.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents, sister, Edith (Harrison), twin sisters, Florence and Delores (Nelson), brother, Eugene Harrison and her beloved husband, Harold in which they were married 63 years. Dorothy leaves behind her children, grandchildren Jamie and Lesley (Clevenger), Kim and Kristy (McCorkendale), Jessica and Jennifer (Farmer), great-grandchildren, friends and neighbors. Dorothy will be dearly missed.

The family suggests memorial contributions be made to either the Ray County Senior Center or to the Ray County Salvation Army Food Pantry.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Feb. 26, at 10:30 a.m. at the Thurman Funeral Home in Richmond. Visitation will be Tuesday, Feb. 25, from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Thurman Funeral Home in Richmond. Burial will be in the Woodland Cemetery in Richmond. Online condolences may be left  at

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