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Dorothy Mae (Johnson) Siler was born Sept. 3, 1934, at Roy, Mo., daughter of Carl and Euna (Bloomer) Johnson. She departed this life on Saturday, March 5, 2011, at Heart of the Ozarks Healthcare Center, Ava, Mo., surrounded by her family.
She was a lifelong resident of the Ava community.
On Feb. 5, 1954, she married the love of her life, Robert (Bob) James Siler. To this union four children were born. They shared 57 wonderful years together.
Dorothy was an active member of the Sandy General Baptist Church. She worked for Spalding Manufacturing in Ava and taught industrial sewing for 19 years at Ava High School.
Dorothy’s passion was for young people, and she touched the lives of hundreds of them through sponsorships of Youth for Christ, FHA/HERO, and Pep Club.
Dorothy also taught Sunday School and volunteered at White River Youth Camp.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Carl and Euna Johnson; one brother, Kenneth Johnson; and two infant sisters.
Dorothy is survived by her devoted husband, Robert (Bob) Siler, of the home; one son, John W. Siler, and wife Connie of Oldfield, Mo.; three daughters, Anna Johnson, and husband Lennie of Ava, Mo.; Sue Clayton, and husband Kevin of Kirbyville, Mo.; and Beth Lawson, and husband Ron of Ozark, Mo.; 10 grandchildren: Isaiah, Amanda, Brad, Crystal, Zach, Kendra, Chance, Dakota, Jessica, and Justine; 14 great-grandchildren; seven brothers and sisters, Raymond Johnson and wife Polly of Prosper, Texas, Darlene Davis and husband Merle, Lue Mitchell and husband Mac, Joyce Harper and husband Wayne, Gary Johnson and wife Sherry, Danny Johnson and wife Connie, all of Ava, and Jimmy Johnson and wife Carolyn of Gainesville, Mo.; as well as a host of family and friends.
Funeral services for Dorothy Siler will be held on Tuesday, March 8, at 10 a.m. in the Clinkingbeard Funeral Home, Ava, with Rev. Frances Humbyrd and Rev. Sue Clayton officiating. Visitation will be Monday from 6 to 7 p.m. in the funeral home. Burial will be in Sherrodd Cemetery near Brownbranch, Mo. Memorials may be made to Sherrodd Cemetery or donors choice of charity.
Online condolences may be made at www.clinkingbeardfuneral home.com.