The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO


February 20, 2014

Dorothy L. Wisdom

SENECA, Mo. — Dorothy L. (Norris) Wisdom, 86, Seneca, Mo., passed into eternal rest at 11 p.m. Feb. 18, 2014, at Mercy Hospital in Joplin, after a short illness.

Dorothy Louise Norris was born Sept. 23, 1927, in Pittsburg, Kan., the daughter of Tennis Isaac and Pearl Lucille (Slaughter) Norris. Dorothy was a member of the Hart Baptist Church in Hart, Mo., and was a homemaker.

Dorothy married Shirley Wisdom June 30, 1946, in Girard, Kan. He preceded her in death April 18, 2004.

She was also preceded death by her parents; four brothers, Willard Norris, Chet Norris, Larry Norris and Eddie Norris; and three sisters, Virginia Snell, Edith Hurlbert and Mary Lou Talley.

Survivors include one son, Roger Wisdom and wife, Debby, Seneca; two daughters, Shirley Vansickle, River Forest, Ill., and Bonnie Denny and husband, Bill, Urbana, Ill.; two sisters-in-law, Sharon Norris, Pittsburg, Kan., and Edith Norris, Davenport, Iowa; two grandchildren, Leigh Ann Kane and husband, Jon and Misty Olson and husband, Dan; and two great-grandchildren, Ella Olson and Alec Olson.

Funeral services under the direction of Campbell-Biddlecome Funeral Home, Seneca, will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, at the Hart Baptist Church with Scott Hill and James Shope officiating. Burial will be in the Swars Prairie Baptist Cemetery with Mike Hurlbert, David Norris, Christopher Norris, Roger Mills, Doug Rogers and Robert Wetzel serving as pallbearers. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 21, at the Campbell-Biddlecome Funeral Home, Seneca.

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