The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO

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January 7, 2014

Dorothy B. McLendon

RICHMOND, Va. — Dorothy Baldwin McLendon, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014,  in Richmond, Va., at the age of 95.

Dorothy was born on Sept. 15, 1918, in Miller, Mo. Her parents were William Henry and Mary Elizabeth Jackson Baldwin. She moved to Ash Grove, Mo., with her family in October of 1931. She graduated from AGHS on May 15, 1936, in Ash Grove and from SBI in Birmingham, Ala., on Feb. 20, 1947. She was a retired accountant and office administrator, having retired in 1983. She had resided in Cardin, Okla., for over 23 years prior to moving to Glen Allen, Va., in August of 2007.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert D. "Mac" McLendon, who passed away on Nov. 14, 1993. She was also preceded in death by her parents, four brothers and two sisters: Ralph, of Miller, Elsworth (Buck), of Ash Grove, Emery and his wife, Pauline, of Miller, James and his wife, Adelaide, of Richmond, Va., Velma, of Miller and Mildred McCandless and her husband, Clyde, of Baxter Springs, Kan. Also preceding her in death were three nieces: Dee Iman, Sue Brewer and Bonnie Schulz.

She is survived by one sister, Rosalee Horn and her husband, Richard, of Quapaw, Okla., 10 nieces and six nephews.

Funeral services will be held Friday, Jan. 10, at 11 a.m. at Birch Funeral Home, 204 East Main Street, Ash Grove, Mo. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service. Interment will follow at Davis Cemetery in Miller, Mo., under the direction of Birch Funeral Home.

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