Dorothy Elizabeth Thrutchley, 94, of Fritch, Tx. Passed away December 24th, 2012.
A graveside service will be held on January 6, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. at Floral Hills Funeral Home and Cemetery, located at 7000 Blue Ridge Boulevard, Kansas City, Missouri. A Memorial Service will be held following the graveside service at 1 p.m. at the Bethel Community of Christ Church, located at 8510 Leavenworth Road, Kansas City, Kansas.
Dorothy was born March 20, 1918 in Kansas City, Kansas to Henry and Elizabeth Childers. She was married to Roy A. Thrutchley, Jr., August 11, 1940 and they lived approximately 69 of their 72 years together in Kansas City, Kansas before relocating to Fritch, Texas in 2009.
Dorothy enjoyed working in her yard and flowerbeds, entertaining friends and serving folks in her church and neighborhood.
She will always be remembered for her giving heart, feisty spirit, and her love for life; which included playing croquet in her backyard, dominoes with family and an occasional shooting of her shotgun to welcome in each New Year.
She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers Richard and Kenneth Childers; and sisters Waneta Strick and Katherine Downing.
Survivors include; her husband Roy of Fritch, Texas; sister-in-law Mrs. Richard Childers of Vienna, Virginia; daughter Peggy and son-in-law Mike Couchman, of Fritch, Texas; and son Bill and daughter-in-law Marcia Thrutchley, of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. She is also survived by 7 grandchildren, 24 great grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren who will always be blessed by her legacy.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be made to IntegraCare Hospice of Amarillo, Texas.