Dorothy Happold - August 16, 2009

Dorothy Happold, 91, of Aurora, died Sunday, Aug. 16, 2009, at Memorial Hospital.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, Aug. 19 at the Messiah Lutheran Church in Aurora. Rev. Sheryl Kester Beyer will officiate. Burial will be in the Cedarview Cemetery in Doniphan at 2 p.m.
Memorials may be made in care of the family. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family through the mortuary website at
Dorothy Opal Happold, daughter of Ward and Etta (Bartlett) Hartzell, was born at Inland on Dec. 12, 1917.
She grew up in Hamilton and Clay Counties. She attended school through the 10th grade.
On June 9, 1940 she married Edgar H. Happold at Columbus. They farmed all their wedded lives. Her husband died on June 24, 1977. She lived on the family farm northwest of Giltner until 1995, when she moved into Aurora.
She was a member of Messiah Lutheran Church. She loved spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She also enjoyed playing cards, dancing, gardening and cooking for family dinners.
Survivors include her three children, Karen (Sid) Mitchell of Lincoln, Jim (Marilynn) Happold of Giltner and Deb (Lynn) Miller of Aurora; nine grandchildren, Scott, Todd, Jeff, Marla, Joe, Jessica, Stacey, Sarah and Chelsea and 12 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, grandson, Michael Happold; four sisters, Ruth Hultine, Arlene Talich, Letha Warrick and Edna Bevilhimer and two brothers, Gail and Wayne Hartzell and two infant siblings.

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