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Dorothy Belle (Turner) Critchfield

July 31, 1932 ~ April 19, 2022 (age 89)


Dorothy B. (Turner) Critchfield passed away on Tuesday, April 19, 2022 in Macon, MO.  She was born 7/31/1932 in Stephens, (Callaway County), MO.  She is survived by four children:  Stephen (Barbara), David (Theresa), Gary (Wendy), and Cynthia (Kelly); four grandchildren:  Kimber, Joshua, Ryan, and Kyle; and, five great grandchildren:  Ainsley, Allyson, Madison, Matthew, and Morgan.

After graduating high school a year early, her first job was as a nanny to her younger cousin, Holly Ann, the first daughter of her Aunt Alice.  While living with Aunt Alice, Dorothy met her future husband, Howard.  After a total of 3 dates, Dorothy and Howard were married in 1949.  Later, Dorothy worked 39 years for General Telephone & Electronics Corporation, alongside Aunt Alice.

Dorothy was an avid genealogist.  She was a member of both the Boone County Historical Society and Genealogical Society of Central Missouri, volunteering for many years at the former.  She volunteered as a driver for Meals on Wheels and for many events at Rocheport United Methodist Church, of which she was a member.  She also enjoyed reading and crocheting.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Howard; daughter, Debra Ann; parents Jake Turner and Sarah (Davis) Turner; her older brother, Raymond; and younger sister Joyce Carter.

Services will be held on Saturday, April 23, 2022 at Bach-Yager Funeral Chapel as follows:  visitation at noon, funeral at 1 pm, followed by interment at Memorial Park Cemetery.



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April 23, 2022

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Bach - Yager Funeral Chapel

Funeral Service
April 23, 2022

1:00 PM
Bach - Yager Funeral Chapel

April 23, 2022

2:00 PM
Memorial Park Cemetery
1217 Bus. Loop 70W
Columbia, MO 65202

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