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Dorlah Mae Williams

August 19, 1938 — August 2, 2021

Dorlah Mae Williams
Dorlah Mae Williams, age 82, a resident of Chillicothe, Missouri, passed away on Monday, August 2, 2021, in her home.
Dorlah was born the daughter of Atlee and Cuma (Baxter) Mumpower on August 19, 1938. She was a graduate from Chillicothe High School in 1956. She married Berl Williams February 23, 1958. Shortly after they married, Berl reenlisted in the Coast Guard, where they began their journey of raising a family during many military relocations. They started in Alabama then to Hawaii where their son Grant was born, Virginia, California where their daughters Denise and Diana were born, Connecticut, Port Huron Michigan, Oklahoma, Charlevoix Michigan, and St Louis, Missouri. When Berl retired they returned to the area.  As a loving and devoted wife Dorlah planted roots, finding a church, making friends, and welcoming anyone into their home everywhere they lived. Distance did not prevent her from maintaining those friendships. One special lifelong friendship is with DeeDee Aaronson whom she met in Junior High. They supported and nurtured each other through their many moves. Their last escapade together was a surprise 80th birthday celebration in Branson.
Dorlah loved music and playing piano. She played like no other and brought joy to everyone with her fast paced energetic style of play. Dorlah was a loving woman with a warm heart who devoted so much time to making others happy. Dorlah was a member of the Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church, Chillicothe Chapter 113 of the Eastern Star, Wednesday Club and Pinochle Club.
Survivors include her daughters, Denise Conway (Chris) of St Charles, Missouri, Diana Stickler (Tom) of Trenton, Missouri, daughter-in-law, Cheri Williams; grandchildren, Christopher Williams, Magen Crabtree (Joshua), Bradley Williams, Carmen Austin (Marshall), Ashlee Theissen (Josh), Jackson Williams, Whitney Hansel (Aaron), great grandchildren, Hailee Williams, Alexander, Samuel, Hadley and Theodore Crabtree, Jon and Harper Austin and Eleanor Theissen and many other family members. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Berl; son Grant; brother, Gary Mumpower; and sister-in-law, Helen Williams.
Funeral services will be held at the Lindley Funeral Home, Chillicothe, Missouri, on Thursday, August 5, 2021, at 2:00 p.m. A scheduled visitation will be held at the Lindley Funeral Home, Chillicothe, Missouri, on Thursday, August 5, 2021, one hour prior to the service at 1:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. Friends may call at the Lindley Funeral Home, Chillicothe, Missouri, on Wednesday, August 4, 2021, from 12 noon until 7:00 p.m. Burial will be held at Edgewood Cemetery, Chillicothe, Missouri. Memorial contributions may be made to the North Missouri Baptist Home of Chillicothe and may be left at or mailed to Lindley Funeral Home, P.O. Box 47, Chillicothe, Missouri 64601. Online condolences may be made at www.lindleyfuneralhomes.com .
Arrangements are under the direction of Lindley Funeral Home, Chillicothe, Missouri.
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