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Dorothy Rae (Prewitt) Farris

April 24, 1926 ~ September 23, 2018 (age 92)




Dorothy Rae Farris, age 92, beloved wife, mother, grandmother and sister passed away on September 23, 2018 at her home in Boonville with her husband Arthur and Daughter Linda by her side. She was one of five children born to Harry Ray and Opal Oswald Prewitt.  She attended schools in Bunceton, Tipton and Pilot Grove, graduating from Boonville High School in 1945.  She loved sports all of her life and played basketball and softball when she was young.


After high school, she entered nurse’s training at St. Joseph’s Hospital.  When World War II ended, she married Arthur W. Farris who was back from fighting in the Pacific Theatre.  They were married 72 years and were parents to three children:  Art, Trish and Linda.


“Dot” worked in several healthcare facilities over the years and retired from Dr. John Ward’s office after fifteen years of service.  She and “Dub” bought a lakeside retirement home where they spent many happy years enjoying the outdoors, gardening, and fishing.  Dot was known for her cooking especially her famous fried chicken.  She loved playing golf, had several holes in one and was her club champion eight times.  She was also an excellent bowler.


She is survived by her husband, Dub Farris, her children, Art Farris (Becky), Springfield, MO, Patricia Amstutz (Stan), Winter Haven, Florida and Linda Farris, Boonville, two granddaughters, Stephanie Young (John), Overland Park, KS and Lynley Farris, Baton Rouge, LA, her sisters, Betty Farris (Don) and Odie Farris and a large extended family.  Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents, her sister, Gladys Anderson and her brother, Harry Prewitt.


A Celebration of Life will be held at the Howard Funeral Home in Boonville, MO, on October 20th, from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM.  Memorial donations may be made to the New Hope Animal Shelter in Boonville, MO or to the charity of your choice.

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