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Dorothy J. Wilkinson
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Dorothy J. Wilkinson

Dorothy J. Wilkinson, 89, St. Joseph, Missouri, passed away Friday, December 29, 2017, at Riverside Place, St. Joseph.
She was born February 29, 1928, to Walter and Sarah (Daly) Speaker in St. Joseph.
Dorothy married Robert Lee Park Wilkinson in 1945. He preceded her in death January 31, 2001.
She was very active on the MOAid Board to increase specialized programs for special needs children. Dorothy loved to crosstitch and went camping with her husband Park to nearly every state.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; son, Gary Lee Wilkinson; and four brothers.
Survivors include her daughters, Deborah S. Elliott (Allen) and Rhonda J. Murphy; son, Jerry L. Wilkinson; grandchildren, Brian Elliott (Lupita), David Elliott (Heather), Jenny Hudson (Jace), Sarah Gogel (Braden), and Melissa Schinella (Jeff); 11 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Farewell Services 10:00 A.M. Wednesday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory. Interment Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will gather with friends 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. Tuesday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to United Cerebral Palsy of Northwest Missouri. Online guest book and obituary at

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Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory

5005 Frederick Blvd.
Saint Joseph, MO 64506





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Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory

5005 Frederick Blvd.
Saint Joseph, MO 64506

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Memorial Park Cemetery

5005 Frederick Ave
St. Joseph , Missouri 64506

Memorial Contribution

United Cerebral Palsy

3303 Frederick Ave.
St. Joseph, Missouri 64506

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