Dorothy I. Southern, died Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2008, at Caruthersville, Mo.
Born in Hurland, Mo., she was the daughter of the late Howard Lee and Rita Deane Northcutt Yeager.
On June 5, 1937, in Steele, Mo., she married Charles Baxter Southern Sr., who preceded her in death in 1991. She later married Vincent Patrick O'Brien, who preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by a brother, Lee Yeager.
Survivors include her children, James Howard Southern, of Iuka, Miss., Sandy Deane Southern Reschenberg and husband, Jim, of Cortez, Fla., and Charles Baxter Southern Jr., and wife, Jana, of Ladue, Mo.; nine grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Saturday, Nov. 29, at the Eastwood Memorial United Methodist Church in Caruthersville with Rev. Jim Coffer officiating.
Burial was in the Little Prairie Cemetery at Caruthersville.
Pallbearers were Robert Seemann Jr., Baxter Southern III, Gordon Southern, Jimmy Southern Jr., Joe Overley, Peter Schmidt and Mark Whitehead.
Memorials may be made to the Eastwood Memorial United Methodist Church in Caruthersville or the charity of your choice.
H.S. Smith Funeral Home of Caruthersville was in charge of arrangements.