The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO


January 14, 2014

Dorothy Chrisman

SARCOXIE, Mo. — Dorothy Lorene Chrisman went home to be with the Lord on Jan. 11, 2014, at Sarcoxie Nursing Home.

Dorothy was born Dec. 19th, 1925, in Amorett, Mo. She was the daughter of Cyrus Leander and Cora Lucrutia Flaugher Witherow.

As a young girl she lived southeast of Jasper, Mo. She spent some of her childhood in Willow Springs, Mo. She moved back to Carthage, and attended school at Pleasant Valley. In 1953, she met and married Richard Chrisman. They owned and operated a dairy farm northwest of LaRussell, Mo., for over 60 years.

Richard and Dorothy raised four sons: Kenneth Gordon, Larry Chrisman ,Charles Chrisman and Dale Chrisman. Dorothy leaves behind 11 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.

Dorothy joined Blake Baptist Church in 1955. In 1982, she rededicated her life to Christ and was baptized by her son, Charles. She enjoyed visiting the Fellowship Baptist Church in Carthage.

Services will be held at the Housh Funeral Home in Sarcoxie, on Wednesday, Jan. 15.  Rev. Charles Chrisman will officiate a service at 2:30 p.m. Burial will be in the Taylor Cemetery north of LaRussell, Mo.

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