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Dorotha M. Minor

Dorotha M. Minor

   Dorotha M. (Rudd) Minor, age 89 of Knox City, Missouri died Tuesday, June 12, 2007 at the Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville, Missouri.

   She was born July 11, 1917, north of Newark, Missouri the daughter of Joseph Morton and Lula McKenzie Rudd.

   On April 6, 1947 she was united in marriage to Charles F. Minor and he preceded her in death on January 18, 1968.

   Dorotha was also preceded in death by her parents, three sisters, Beulah Campbell, Evia Hall, and Estyle Klocke, and one brother J.M. Rudd.

   Surviving are one sister, Elizabeth Bradley of Novelty, Missouri, two brothers James Rudd of Knox City, Missouri and Elmo Rudd of Edina, Missouri, and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

   Dorotha lived on a farm north of Plevna for several years before moving to Knox City where she lived till her health failed and moved to Knox County Nursing Home and later to Manor Care in Kirksville, Missouri.

   Dorotha was employed for Doctor Isom for a while and was a babysitter for several families around Knox City.  She belonged to the Knox City Baptist Church.

   She enjoyed gardening, bingo and spending time with family and friends.

   Funeral services were held 10:30 a.m. Saturday June 16, 2007 at the Hudson-Rimer Funeral Home in Edina, Missouri.  The Reverend Doug Wilson officiated the services.

   Burial was in the Knox City Cemetery.

   Expressions of sympathy in memory of Dorotha M. (Rudd) Minor may be made to the Knox City Baptist Church or the American Cancer Society.  Memorials may be left at or mailed to Hudson-Rimer Funeral Home, P.O. Box 1, Edina, Missouri, 63537.  E-mail condolences may be sent to