Dorothy L. Winters

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Dorothy L. Winters, age 83, formerly of Nevada, passed away Thursday, June 8, at Wes-Vue Nursing Facility in West Plains, Mo., following several years of ill health. Dorothy was born Aug. 13, 1933, in Bates County, Mo., to Clarence and Edna Mitts. She married John Rex Winters on March 23, 1949, in Nevada, and he preceded her in death in 2008.

Dorothy took pride in her role as a homemaker and always kept a neat and tidy home. She was known, too, as a wonderful cook, and many of her dishes, such as her homemade noodles, were loved by her family. Dorothy and John raised their children and made their home in Nevada, MO for many years, though she moved to West Plains a short time after Johnís death. Through the years, Dorothy was a member of Bible Baptist Church.

She is survived by her daughter, Sharon Borders, of Nevada; her son, Rex Winters and his wife, Cindy, of Nevada; five grandchildren, Michele Leonard and her husband, Todd, El Dorado Springs, Melissa Forester and her husband, Rob, West Plains, Mo., Maria Hoover and her husband, Byron, Springfield, Mo., Beth Reeves and her husband, Everett, Nevada, and John R. Winters II, Nevada; eight great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; two brothers, Gene Mitts and his wife, Sheila, Nevada, and Fred Mitts and his wife, Bonnie, California; and several nieces, nephews and other extended family members. In addition to her beloved husband, she is preceded in death by her parents and several siblings.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, June 13, at Ferry Funeral Home in Nevada, with Bro. Jerry Pyle officiating. Interment will follow in Newton Burial Park, Nevada. Friends may call now and until the hour of service at Ferry Funeral Home.

Those who wish may contribute in her memory to the Arthritis Foundation in care of Ferry Funeral Home.

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