Hannibal Courier-Post

Obituary: Dorothy Lorene (Pope) Patten, 98, of Kirksville

Posted: Apr. 3, 2019 4:20 pm

Dorothy Lorene (Pope) Patten, 98, of Kirksville, passed away Monday, April 1, 2019 at Luther Manor Retirement Center in Hannibal.

The daughter of the late Ernest "Mike" and Bonnie Marie (Smith) Pope, she was born Aug. 11, 1920 in Novinger. On Feb. 17, 1940 in Brashear, Dorothy was united in marriage to Orville H. Patten, who preceded her in death on May 20, 1996. She was also preceded in death by her parents; five sisters, Cena Hiatt, Peggy Richmond, Leota Blacksmith, Genrose Miller and Adalee Glaspie; two brothers, Bobby Pope and Calvin "Buck" Pope; as well as her son-in-law, Bill Varnold.

Dorothy is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, O.H. and Mary Ann Patten of Gravois Mills; two daughters and a son-in-law, Jean Varnold of Kirksville and Jill and Pat Janes of Hannibal; one brother and sister-in-law, Bill and Jeanette Pope of Palmyra; three sisters, Joanne Pearce of Novinger, Carol Martin of Kirksville and Pat Brawner of Kirksville; five grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Dorothy lived most of her life in the Bullion community and was a graduate from Kirksville High School with the Class of 1939. She and her husband farmed on the family farm and Dorothy was employed 17 years as assistant manager at Sears in Kirksville until retiring in 1976. Her hobbies included quilting, crocheting and reading.

Graveside services will be held 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 9, 2019 at Park View Memorial Gardens in Kirksville, under the direction of the Travis-Noe Funeral Home.