Mrs. Dorothy Faye Evelyn Archer, 97, of Sarcoxie, Mo., departed this life on Saturday, November 18, 2017, at her residence surrounded by her loving family.
Dorothy entered this life on September 21, 1920, in Wentworth, Mo., to the union of the late Frank and Ida Mae (Zuck) McDonald.
She was a graduate of Pierce City High School. After high school she moved to California for a while working in several factories, being known as "Rosie the Riveter" during World War II, producing munitions and war supplies. She was a lifelong resident of Sarcoxie.
For several years she owned and operated K & K Restaurant, in Sarcoxie, and also worked for other area restaurants. Dorothy enjoyed crafts, dancing and cooking. She was a member of Sarcoxie United Methodist Church.
On April 16, 1947, she was united in marriage to Wallace Dee Archer. To this union three daughters were born.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Wallace, of 64 years; two brothers, Roy and Harley McDonald; and eight sisters, Olie Hasselbring, Edna Kahl, Katherine Schell, Rosella Pilcher, Ethel Schell, Pauline Boswell, Virginia McDonald and Marie Maynard.
Dorothy is survived by her daughters, Sandra Kay Lambeth and husband, Dale, of Sarcoxie, Debra Ann Cupp and husband, Daniel, of Carthage, Mo., and Karen Sue Campos, of Rio Rancho, N.M.; four grandchildren, Kevin Lambeth, of Sarcoxie, Klista Bacon and husband, Lance, of Carterville, Mo., Gavin Cupp and Caleb Cupp, of Springfield, Mo.; several nieces and nephews; as well as a host of other family and friends.
Funeral services for Mrs. Archer are 1 p.m. Wednesday, November 29, in the chapel of Housh-Goodwin Funeral Home, with Pastor James Yost officiating. Burial will follow in Harvey Cemetery. Those honoring her life by serving as pallbearers are Kevin Lambeth, Klista Bacon, Lance Bacon, Gavin Cupp, Caleb Cupp, and Cody Walker. The family will receive friends on Tuesday evening, November 28, from 7-9 p.m. in the funeral home chapel.
Memorial contributions may be directed to the Sarcoxie Senior Center, in care of the funeral home.
Online condolences may be sent to the family through our website www.housh-goodwinfuneneralhome.com.
Arrangements are under the personal care and direction of Housh-Goodwin Funeral Home, in Sarcoxie.
Published on November 26, 2017