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Newcomer's Noland Road Chapel

509 S Noland Rd, Independence, MO

OBITUARY

Dorothy M. Gaines

October 15, 1925August 10, 2019
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Dorothy Marie Gaines passed away peacefully at the John Knox Care Center located in Lee's Summit, Missouri on Saturday August 10, 2019 at the age of 93 years.

Dorothy is survived by her son, Timothy Gaines, daughters, Nelda (Bob) Cort, Melody Rust, Jan (Jim) Scates and Glena (Joe) Wheelbarger; siblings, Bob Edwards and Ruby Ford, along with 16 Grandchildren 20 Great grandchildren and 2 Great-Great Grandchildren.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband, Norman Gaines, her eldest son, Norman Eugene Gaines, two sisters, Margie Briscoe and Ruth Applegate and brother, Fred Edwards Jr. Grandson, Marshall Joseph Wheelbarger, Granddaughter, Jackie Rust and Great Grand daughter, Emma Rust

Dorothy was born on October 15, 1925 in Otterville, Missouri to Fred and Ella Edwards. She finished high school at the Bryant school in Rich Hill Missouri in 1943. She first worked as ranch hand for the Miller Rodeo Company who owned a 3000 acre ranch, jobs there included keeping count of the Brahma Bulls and breaking horses. She then worked at clothing manufacture in Rich Hill, MO., until she saved enough to go to school in Omaha where she learned meteorology. She also worked at the Bendix Corporation in Kansas City, MO., during the second world war years. Dorothy also ran a day care at her home for many years as well as being the day care director for the Sterling Acres Baptist Church in Kansas City, MO. Dorothy currently has been worshipping at Epic Church in Independence, MO.

Dorothy married Norman Gaines on November 20,1947 in Prathersville, MO. They made their home in Excelsior Springs, MO., for a short time, later moving to Kansas City, MO., and finally moving to Independence, MO., where they bought a new home and raised their family. When Dorothy retired she moved to the Willow Estates independent living community where she lived her final 17 years, she enjoyed many good friends and activities and had a fulfilling retirement.

A life well lived.

  • FAMILY

  • Fred Edwards, Father (deceased)
  • Ella Edwards, Mother (deceased)
  • Norman Gaines, Husband (deceased)
  • Norman Eugene Gaines, Son (deceased)
  • Timothy Gaines, Son
  • Nelda (Bob) Cort, Daughter
  • Melody Rust, Daughter
  • Jan (Jim) Scates, Daughter
  • Glena (Joe) Wheelbarger, Daughter
  • Bob Edwards, Brother
  • Fred Edwards, Jr., Brother (deceased)
  • Ruby Ford, Sister
  • Margie Briscoe, Sister (deceased)
  • Ruth Applegate, Sister (deceased)
  • Marshall Joseph Wheelbarger, Grandson (deceased)
  • Jackie Rust, Granddaughter (deceased)
  • Emma Rust, Great Granddaughter (deceased)
  • Dorothy also leaves 16 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren to cherish her memory
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Nick Foster, Pallbearer
  • Joey Rust, Pallbearer
  • Joey Hostetter, Pallbearer
  • Cody Wheelbarger, Pallbearer
  • Owen Wheelbarger, Pallbearer
  • Robbie Court, Pallbearer
  • Hunter Foster, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Sawyer Hostetter, Honorary Pallbearer

Services

  • Visitation Sunday, August 18, 2019
  • Funeral Service Monday, August 19, 2019
  • Committal Service Monday, August 19, 2019

Memories

Dorothy M. Gaines

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Melody Rust

August 22, 2019

As I was standing outside your hospital room, you talking to Bobby. I saw you smile which you didn't do much of. As Bobby was leaving you waved your finger in the air, you told him So Long. I only wish I had taken a picture that day but I didn't. Grandpa Edwards never said good bye but So Long.
So Momma this isn't good bye but SO LONG.
I Love you Momma.
Your daughter Melody

Ashley Hostetter

August 22, 2019

Love you g-ma!

Angie Lauck (Newport)

August 22, 2019

Angie Lauck (Newport)

August 22, 2019

Angie Lauck (Newport)

August 22, 2019

You were such a wonderful Grandma FeFe. And I already miss you. I remember you making us cute little dresses, giving us sugar even though mom and dad said no, and everytime you saw me we laughed about the time I hid from you and scared you. I'm sorry you can't see me walk down the isle, or watch my boys grow up. Although I'm thankful they got to meet their great grandma FeFe. Thank you for being a part of my life and treating me like one of your own. I love you 💖

Paula Mullikin

August 16, 2019

Paula Mullikin

August 15, 2019

So very blessed to have been part of their lives.

Paula Mullikin

August 15, 2019

Amy Chastain Anderson

August 15, 2019

I remember Dorothy as a kind and loving lady from my childhood at Sterling Acres. I was probably more focused on getting the attention of her daughters who were older than I was, but Dorothy was the caring smile with cheerful ways I can still see in my mind. I’m thankful I’ll see her again in Heaven. Much love to the family.

Lucy Miller

August 15, 2019

Dorothy You will always be considered my 2nd mom.I will always remember you and love you.
I know over the years Mel and I gave you some mischief and you could have beat our tails but didn't ( thank you for that)!
One of my fondest memories I have is when Mel and I arranged a surprise birthday party for you and I made homemade Lasagna,to do this we had to skip part of a day of school...and we got caught by the principal and told him we had permission from our parents but he didn't buy that story we left anyway. You were surprised and we had a good time! When Mel and I went to school the next day we were informed we had a 7th hour for punishment it was spent in the office...I would not have done anything different because it was your day and we wanted to do something special for our wonderful mama because we loved her to the moon.
You will forever be missed and loved..until we meet again

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