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Williams, Dorothy L. August 11, 1932 - March 19, 2021

Date of Funeral

March 23, 2021


Monday March 22, 2021

6:00 - 7:00 PM

Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel

Osceola, MO


Tuesday March 23, 2021 at 1:00 PM

Graveside at the Roscoe Cemetery

Roscoe, MO


Roscoe Cemetery

Dorothy Williams, 88, passed away peacefully on Friday, March 19, 2021.  She was born August 11, 1932 in Rookins to Gerald “Skip” and Oma Marquis, but Roscoe was the town she called home.


She was a loving mother and a dedicated grandmother. Dorothy started teaching at age 17 and worked in education for over 40 years.  She spent 36 years as the secretary for the Roscoe Volunteer Fire Department.  She enjoyed spending time with her siblings and friends, gardening, quilting and taking trips to Branson.


Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Gerald “Puddin” Marquis and Donald “Buzz” Marquis.


She leaves behind two sons, Gerald Williams of Roscoe and Jody (Lisa) Williams of Lee’s Summit; two grandchildren, Taylor and Tyler; and 3 sisters, Suzie Evans, Doris (John) Hart and Donis (Don) Ross, 2 sister-in-laws, Beverly Marquis and Jude Nitsche, and many nieces, nephews and several friends.




In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to Roscoe Christian Church.



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    Carolyn Bruce says

    So sorry for your loss.

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    Helen Moore Donaldson says

    Sorry for your loss she was my 3rd grade teacher loved her, Helen Moore Donaldson

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    Krista and Mike Wilson says

    Praying for the family for your loss.

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    Gladys Kottwitz Smith says

    I am so sorry for your loss. Ms Dorothy was so special to many people. She will definitely be missed.

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    elizabeth lippa says

    Oh Mrs. Dorothy, I will always attribute my love for books to her. Wonderful woman.

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