Julia Ellen Dye, 80, of Excelsior Springs, died Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020, at Excelsior Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.
Julia was born on Feb. 11, 1940, in Lynn Creek, the daughter of John Benjamin and Hazel Irene (Shipman) Hopkins. She was united in marriage to John D. Dye Sr. of Higginsville in 1958. They later divorced.
Survivors include: son, John D. (Louise) Dye Jr. of Higginsville; stepdaughter, Vickie (Marcia Carle) Dye of El Paso, Texas; granddaughter, Johnna (Robert) Martens of Hardin; three great-grandchildren, Steven Logsdon, Lacey Logsdon and Brayden Schick; brother, John Hopkins of Camden; and three sisters, Wilma Mitchell of Wood Heights, Maxine Arnold of Orrick and Carolyn A. Terrell of Excelsior Springs.
She was preceded in death by her parents and brother, Charles Hopkins.
Julia was reared and educated in the Camden area. She was a farm wife who loved sewing and crafting. Her family, especially her grandchildren, were her everything. She had a big heart for animals.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the donor’s choice. They can be left at or mailed to Thurman Funeral Home; 507 E. Main St.-P.O. Box 190; Richmond, MO 64085.
Graveside services will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 20, 2020, at South Point Cemetery, Orrick. Thurman Funeral Home in Richmond is in charge of the arrangements. Please remember to share your memories of Julia with the family by visiting thurmanfuneralhome.com.