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Dorothy Ona (Butler) Peck, age 95, of Joplin, Mo., passed away on Thursday May 11, 2017, at the home of her daughter, Michelle, following an illness.
Dorothy was born on May 31, 1921, in St. Joseph, Mo., the daughter of the late Levi E. and Minnie B. (Baker) Butler.
She married Wallace T. Peck on January 25, 1941, in Sapulpa, Okla., and together, they raised six children. She was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother.
She and her husband owned and operated Mac's Bakery for twenty-five years. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, and was active in the Relief Society of the Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Wallace T. Peck, on November 11, 2002; one son, Dennis L. Peck; one son-in-law, Robert J. Holgate; and her sister, M. Bernice Higgins.
She is survived by one daughter-in-law, Dixie P. Peck, Springfield, Mo.; one son, Turner L. Peck, Overland Park, Kan.; four daughters, Rita K. Hughlett and husband, Joseph R., Westland, Mich., Terri R. Holgate, Parsons, Kan., Michelle D. Endicott and husband, Patrick G., Granby, Mo., and Carla G. Hardiman and husband, Willie L., Joplin; thirty grandchildren, sixty great-grandchildren, and six great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at The Church of Jesus Christ Latter-Day Saints. Bishop Dan Belnap will officiate. Burial will be in Ozark Memorial Park Cemetery. The pallbearers will be her grandsons. The family will receive friends 6 to 7 p.m. Friday at Mason-Woodard Mortuary.
Arrangements are under the direction of Mason-Woodard Mortuary & Crematory.
Published on May 14, 2017
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