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Dorothy Jane Knipmeyer

Dorothy Jane Knipmeyer
November 8, 1922 — February 23, 2018

Dorothy Jane Dinwiddie Knipmeyer, of Excelsior Springs, passed away Friday, Feb. 23, at age 95, at Excelsior Springs Nursing and Rehab. She was born Nov. 8, 1922 to Olive and Charles Dinwiddie.

She graduated from Shelbina High School in 1940, from beauty school in 1946 and was a beautician in Quincy, Ill. until retirement. She was married to J.C. Miller of Quincy, Ill., divorced, and later married Levi Knipmeyer, divorced.

Dorothy was a member of the Barbee Memorial Presbyterian Church. She loved being with family, traveling and playing bridge, and the family loved her being involved in their lives.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers: Glenn Dinwiddie and Bob Dinwiddie; and two sisters: Pauline Erwin and Margaret Calvert.

Dorothy leaves behind five nephews:  Charles Erwin, Gerry Dinwiddie, David Dinwiddie, Phillip Dinwiddie and Mike Dinwiddie; seven nieces: Wanda Lindstrom, Deborah Kerr, Marla Dinwiddie, Lynn Taylor, Kay Elliott, Brenda Gruber and Chrissy Geist; great-nephews and nieces, and great-great nephews and nieces.

A Celebration of Life will be held Tuesday, Feb. 27, at Barbee Memorial Presbyterian Church in Excelsior Springs. Visitation will be held from 10-11 a.m., with service flowing at 11 a.m. Burial will be at Crown Hill Cemetery, followed by lunch provided by members of the church.

By Brittany Zegers • zegers@leaderpress.com

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