Dorothy Mae Williams

Dorothy Mae Williams (Bolin) was born Feb. 27, 1929, to Lester and Lorene Bolin. She passed from this earth on June 18, 2019.
Dorothy met and fell in love with Ward Williams. They married Nov. 20, 1948, and shared 40 blessed years. To this union came two daughters, Carolyn (West) and Joyce Ann (Dan-
iel). Ward and Dorothy settled in Bois D’Arc, and made their home there.
Dorothy was a homemaker, but so much more. She was a seamstress, hairdresser, chef, problem solver, and caregiver to all who needed her.
Dorothy loved her family fiercely. Her six grandchildren can and will tell you stories of her gardening, backyard races, hide and seek, playing catch and hide the thimble. When great-grandchildren came along, she was thankful and delighted to take the roll of GG.
Dorothy was active in her community and her church. Hillside Baptist was her church home for over 35 years. When she was no longer able to attend church services, Pastor Tolbert or Pastor Bingham would stop by the nursing home to fellowship with her.
Dorothy is proceeded in death by her husband Ward, mother and father Lorene and Lester Bolin, and daughter Joyce Ann.
Dorothy will be lovingly remembered by her daughter Carolyn West (Wayne) of Springfield, her sister Virginia Thompson of Springfield, brother Leon Bolin (Shirley) Reeds Spring, son-in-law Mark Daniel of Springfield, grandchildren Amber Michalkiewicz (Jesse) Wisconsin, Ashley Giddens (Jarad) Nixa, Shane Daniel (Kristen) Ash Grove, Abbey Higgins (Chris) Republic, Trevor Daniel Springfield, Aaron Daniel (Lauren) Springfield. Great-Grandchildren Hannah, Cade, Alivia, Elise, Crosby, Camille, Makenzie, Maddox, Jaelynn, Ann, Asher, Brooklynn, and several nieces and nephews.
Visitation was Sunday, June 23, 2019, from 2-4 p.m. at Wilson-Griffin Funeral Home, Ash Grove. Funeral services were Monday, June 24, 2019, at 11 a.m. at the funeral home, with burial following at Clear Creek Cemetery.
Memorial donations can be made to Ash Grove Care to Learn in Dorothy’s memory and may be left at the funeral home.


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