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November 10, 1921 – February 16, 2022

Dorothy M. Connell, 100, of Holden, Missouri, passed away Tuesday, February 16, 2022 at her home, surrounded by her loving family.

Dorothy was born November 10, 1921 in Topeka, Kansas, the daughter of Clarence Lowman and Merle Marie (Martin) Lowman.

She graduated from Latour High School, Class of 1940.

She was united in marriage to Ralph Reidy Connell on April 10, 1942 in Latour.

Dorothy resided in Kingsville, Latour and Holden for the majority of her adult life.

She enjoyed working Word Search puzzles, doing latch-hook, and listening to music.

She was a wonderful cook and enjoyed preparing meals for her family.

Dorothy could often be heard humming her favorite hymns. Survivors include two daughters, Elaine Kruse (Dennis) of Kingsville, MO and Dixie Frakes (Ray) of Grandview, MO; two sons, Ralph Reidy Connell, Jr. (Roberta) of Kingsville, MO and Jim Connell (Cindy) of Holden, MO; nine grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph.

A Graveside Service was held at 2 p.m. on Monday, February 21, at the Medford Cemetery, south of Holden, with Pastor Dexter Snyder of Forward Community Church officiating.

Pallbearers were her grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be left to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital or the Medford Cemetery Association.

Arrangements were entrusted to Williams Funeral Chapel in Holden.

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