Obituary - Dorothy E (Mayes) Ward

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Dorothy E (Mayes) Ward

March 8, 1929 - December 22, 2018
Age: 89
Residence: Blue Eye, MO
Formerly of: Kansas City, KS

Dorothy Elizabeth (Mayes) Ward, age 89, of Blue Eye, Missouri, passed away December 22, 2018. Dorothy was born in Kansas City, Kansas, to John and Leola O. (Leming) Mayes on March 8, 1929. Arrangements and cremation are under the direction of Cremations of the Ozarks.

With a fully devoted heart, Dorothy loved God first; she also had a deep love for her family, friends, church, and others. Dorothy greeted others with an infectious smile and warm hands. It was a blessing to be in her presence. She attended Closer Walk Church in Blue Eye, Missouri, where she was known as #1. Her favorite gospel singers were the Gaithers, Nancy Harmon, Happy Goodman, and Jimmy Swaggart. She was a good cook, enjoyed downtime watching tv, and also worked as a school bus monitor. Throughout her years, she touched many lives. In her last days, Dorothy said “I’m 89 and I’ll do what I want.”

She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Leola Mayes; the father of her children, Earl Turner; a son, Harold Edward Turner; a brother, Floyd Mayes Sr.; and a sister, Helen Marie Mayes.

Dorothy is survived by son, Leroy Turner of Bonner Springs, Kansas; daughter: Earlene Gondlach of Blue Eye, Missouri; son, John Turner of Versailles, Missouri; son, Charlie Turner of Belton, Missouri, daughter Shirley Weeks of Shallotte, North Carolina; ten grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; and nine great-great-grandchildren.

A celebration of life will be held at 12:00 noon, Saturday, January 5, 2019, at Closer Walk Church, 4829 State Hwy 86, Blue Eye, Missouri, with Pastor William Durrant officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the church building fund in Dorothy’s name. To leave an online condolence, please visit www.cremationsoftheozarks.com


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Cremations of the Ozarks
Cremations of the Ozarks
130 Industrial Park, Suite E
Hollister, MO 65672
Phone: (417) 544-0218
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Service Information
Location: Closer Walk Church
Date/Time: 12:00 P.M.
Presiding Official: Pastor William Durrant
4829 State Hwy 86
Blue Eye, MO
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