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Dorothy M. Bullerd, age 94, of rural Alexandria, MO, died Sunday, November 9, 2008, at her home.

She was born July 11, 1914, in Keokuk, IA, a daughter of Chester and Elizabeth Deiling Trimble.

She married Russell Bullerd on October 22, 1938, at her parent’s home in Keokuk. This past month they celebrated their 70th year of marriage.

Survivors include her husband, Russell, of Alexandria; a son, Ronald Bullerd and his wife, Vernice, of Alexandria; two daughters, Joyce Anne Miller of Sands, MI and Peggy Harmon and her husband, Leslie, of Hamilton; a sister, Betty Dannan, of Troy, MI; seven grandchildren: James (Carrie) Miller, Sherry Soetaert, and Terry Miller, all of Sands, MI, Melissa Bullerd of Keokuk, Shelley Keller of Schaumburg, IL, Beth Lorentzen of Keokuk, and Kim (Spencer) Lovell of Pleasant Prairie, WI; eleven great grandchildren; as well as other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Edith Wright of Alexandria and one in infancy; and a brother, Allen Trimble of Keokuk.

Dorothy graduated from Keokuk High School. She was a supervisor in the production department at the former S.F. Baker Medicine Co. in Keokuk and former part-time rural mail carrier for Alexandria.
She was an active member of the Alexandria Presbyterian Church. She was a talented artist who enjoyed calligraphic writing and oil and watercolor painting. She also used her artistic touch in growing flowers, doing handiwork and quilting. Her family was her richest blessing.

Funeral services were held Friday, November 14, 2008, at 2 p.m. at Wilson Funeral Home in Kahoka with Pastor Larry Mulch officiating. Mrs. Aletta Hardin was pianist. Special music “Beyond the Sunset” and “Precious Lord, Take My Hand” was provided by Mrs. Heidi Fox.

Pallbearers were Leslie Harmon, Jerry Arnold, Larry Mulch, Jim Miller, Terry Miller, Robert Holmes and Byron Klapprott.

Burial was in the Frazee Cemetery.

Visitation was held at Wilson Funeral Home Thursday between the hours of 9 and 5 and after 9 a.m. Friday with family receiving friends from 1 p.m. until time of services.

Memorials were suggested to Hancock Co. Hospice.
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