Dorothy Ann Self, 90, of Kearney, MO went to be with Jesus on Jan. 23, 2021.
A private funeral service will be held at Church of the Annunciation (Kearney, MO) at 10 am Feb. 8, 2021 and on live stream at the Church of the Annunciation website. Public Viewing will be held from 10 am - 2 pm each day Feb. 2 – 5 at Fry-Bross-Spidle Funeral Home (Kearney, MO). Burial will be at Resurrection Cemetery (Kansas City, MO) immediately following the funeral service. Funeral arrangements are being handled by Fry-Bross-Spidle Funeral Home (Kearney, MO).
Dorothy was born in Grandview, MO on Sept. 24, 1930. She graduated from Grandview High School in 1948.
Dorothy was married to James Self on June 5, 1954 at St. Catherine Catholic Church in Hickman Mills, MO; they were married 66 years. Jim’s grandfather provided the labor to build the church they were married in.
Dorothy was a beloved wife, mother and homemaker her entire adult life. She enjoyed cooking, camping, gardening, playing cards and spending precious time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She loved her country home and always had a piece of pie, cake or a cookie ready for anyone that wanted to stop in and say “Hello”. She was also actively involved in her Church (Church of the Annunciation) and The Red Hat Ladies Club.
Dorothy is survived by James Self (Husband), Children: Ann Strode (John), Greg Self (Rhonda), Tammy Garland (Ken), Chris Self (Amelda) and Joe Self. Grandchildren: John Strode (Cristina), Ryan Strode (Justina), Christi Farr (Deuayne), Kendra Jackson (Zack), Tyler Self (Katie), Ethan Self (Jenna) and Alexandria Self. Great-Grandchildren: Cara, Cienna, Kylie, Coleman, Beckett, Wyatt and Finley. Sister-in-Laws: Shirley Hayes and Ruth Wilkenson, along with many other special cousins and friends in the US and in Belgium.
Dorothy was preceded in death by Parents: Victor and Leonie Corteville. Siblings: Charles Corteville (Sally), William Corteville (Alberta), Frank Corteville (Kitty), Mary Thompson (Huey) and Margaret Corteville.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be sent to Church of the Annunciation (Kearney, MO).
In Times Like These
In times like these we have an opportunity to reflect on our own eternal destination. God assures us that He loves us with all he is and understands our sorrow, Isaiah 41:10. How do you know that he loves you? Romans 5:8 tell us, “But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” Sin separates us from our God in heaven, so we have the opportunity to trust in the finished work of Christ on the cross for our salvation. He died in our place because sin deserves punishment and Christ is perfect. He was our substitute on the cross. Ephesians 2:8-9, “For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith – and this not from yourselves, it is a gift of God – not by works, so that no one can boast.” Let us pray for those we know that need the power of God in their lives and the salvation Jesus offers.