Dorothy Fae Pryor, 94, of Kansas City, formerly of Camden, died Saturday, March 23, 2019, at Saint Luke’s Hospital in Kansas City.

Dorothy was born March 22, 1925, in Camden, the daughter of Elbert Spencer and Melissa (Hawkins) Chunn. She was united in marriage to Charles Lester Yaw of Walnut Grove, Arkansas, in 1946; to this union, her three children were born. They later divorced. Dorothy would then spend 25 years with her significant other, Raymond Flummer from Eureka, Kansas. He preceded her in death in July 2010.

Dorothy grew up and was educated in Camden, graduating from Camden High School. During World War II, she worked at Lake City Arsenal making ammunition for the war. Besides being a housewife and homemaker, she worked as a bookkeeper and office manager for Russell & Sons Construction Company in Eureka, where she retired. Dorothy was a lifelong Methodist and belonged to the Camden Methodist Church, then to the Englewood United Methodist Church in Englewood, Florida, where she was also an active member of the Lemon Bay Women’s Club. Dorothy was a great ambassador for Primrose Place in Kansas City, and will be missed by all the people there. Dorothy loved traveling, playing games and gardening. She loved her family dearly and enjoyed her life.

Survivors include: a son, Charles Elbert Yaw (Elizabeth Murtagh-Yaw) of Parkville; a daughter, Kathy O’Dell (Jack) of Orrick; four grandchildren: Amie Brock (Rodney), Bryan O’Dell (Aerin), Spencer Yaw (Yana Yen), and Kari Playter (Jay); and eight great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her daughter, Alisa Mae Sacco; her brother, John Elbert Chunn; and three sisters, Dessie Mae McDonald, and two in infancy.

Funeral services will be at 3:30 p.m., Saturday, March 30, 2019, at Thurman Funeral Home in Richmond with the Rev. Dave Hackett from the Woods Chapel United Methodist Church in Lee’s Summit, officiating. Visitation will be from 2:30 p.m. until service time at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Cravens Cemetery near Camden. Online condolences may be left at

The family suggests memorial contributions to Cravens Cemetery. They can be left at or mailed to Thurman Funeral Home, 507 E. Main St. – P.O. Box 190, Richmond, MO 64085.

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