Dorothy Lee (Henry) Buckles joined the Lord in Heaven on March 8, 2014, and was greeted at the pearly gates by her husband, Freeman Buckles, who preceded her in death on February 19, 2005.
Dorothy was born on August 31, 1927 to Leo and Alta (Watts) Henry. She lived most of her life in Holt County, and attended the Fortescue School where she graduated high school.
She worked at Southwestern Bell as an operator until her marriage to Freeman on February 2, 1946. She was a homemaker until they opened the towing and repair business. Dorothy was a member of the Nazarene Church and attended the River of Hope Church, and most recently she had been attending the First Christian Church. Besides her faith being a big part of her life, she enjoyed singing old gospel hymns and spending time with friends and family, especially her grandchildren.
Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; her sister, Ruth Harris; and her brother, Robert Henry.
She is survived by her four children, Patricia Buckles and Carolyn (Glenn) Caton, all of Mound City, Leo (Karla) Buckles of St. Joseph, Missouri, and David (Sandy) Buckles of Savannah, Missouri; five grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; sister-in-law, Lois Burge of Mound City; and numerous nieces and nephews, along with many friends.
Services: Tuesday, March 11, 2014, 10:30 am, Chamberlain Funeral Home, Mound City. Family visitation: Monday, March 10, 2014 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Chamberlain Funeral Home, Mound City. Interment: Mount Hope Cemetery. Memorials: First Christian Church.