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Dortha Ann Amos

 Dortha Ann Amos, age 81, of Purdy, Missouri

         Dortha Ann Amos, age 81, of Purdy, Missouri passed away Friday, July 7, 2023 at Mercy Hospital Northwest Arkansas in Rogers, Arkansas.

            She was born September 21, 1941, in Fresno, California to James Bernard and Marjorie (Skelton) Perkins. Dortha married Buddy Joe Amos on January 24, 1959 in Cassville, Missouri, who preceded her in death on April 21, 2021. Also preceding her in death were her parents; two sisters, Ollie Mae Williamson and Irene Newell and one great-grandson, Ollin Amos.

            Surviving are her loving children, Rick (Cezanne) Amos, Janett Hahn and Allen (Kerrie) Amos; six grandchildren, Cole (Rachel) Amos, Paige (Josh) Tucker, Alex (Debra) Hahn, Ali Hahn, Cody (April) Amos and Bo (Michele) Amos; 12 great-grandchildren, Cassidy, Theodore, Jesse, Taia, Bowen, Leyla, Amy, Josey, Harper, Braxton, Aiden and Nilus; several nieces and nephews; a brother-in-law and two sisters-in-law.

            Soon after her birth Dortha moved with her parents and siblings to Cassville, Missouri where she attended and graduated from Cassville High School. In 1959 she and Bud moved to Kansas City where she graduated from cosmetology school. After graduation they moved to Excelsior Springs in 1963 where they raised three children, Ricky Gene, Janett Lea and Allen Del. She opened her own hair salon in Excelsior Springs and another salon in Richmond, Missouri and worked as a stylist for 40 years until her retirement. After retiring they moved to the Amos Family Farm in 2004, a third-generation farm. They loved to travel and visited every state in the United States as well as parts of Canada, British Columbia and the Bahamas. Dortha enjoyed attending auctions, camping, sewing, and gardening. She was an excellent cook and was a skilled oil and acrylic painter.

            Dortha was a faithful Christian and loved the Lord. She was a member of Gunter Methodist Church and a good servant to others. According to Dortha, "I am so thankful to the Lord for my salvation at the age 32. I am free indeed and looking forward to Home."

            Family and friends are invited to attend services at 11:00 A.M. Friday, July 14, 2023 at Gunter Methodist Church in Butterfield, under direction of Fohn Funeral Home in Cassville. Reverend Jerry Nickle and Pastor Mike Tharp will conduct the services. Burial will be at Gunter Cemetery in Butterfield, Missouri.

            Visitation will be held from 10:00 A.M. until service time Friday at Gunter Methodist Church in Butterfield.

            Contributions may be made to Gunter Methodist Church in memory of Dortha.

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