Dorothy Mae Wirth

January 24, 2022

Dorothy Mae Wirth, age 94, of Golden City, Missouri passed away January 19, 2022, at Good Shepherd Community Care in Lockwood, Missouri.

Dorothy was born August 27, 1927 in Kenoma, Missouri to Lester Harris and Ruth “Fern” (Nall) Harris. Dorothy attended Golden City schools, graduating in 1945 and was a lifetime area resident.

On March 22, 1948, she married Wesley Wirth in Harrison, Arkansas. They raised three children on their rural Dade County farm and shared 73 years together before his passing.

Over the years, Dorothy worked at the local bank, prepared taxes and was a dedicated farm wife and homemaker. She enjoyed gardening, baking and family and was affectionately referred to as “Memom” by those closest to her. Dorothy was a longtime member of the Golden City United Methodist Church.

Dorothy is survived by a son, Gaylen Wirth, of Carthage, Missouri; a daughter, Tami Mayfield, of Lamar, Missouri; a daughter-in-law, Sherry Wirth, of Springfield, Missouri; six grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband, Wesley; a son, Gary Wirth; a grandson, Jamie Wirth; her parents; two sisters, Nadine Stansberry and Leta Belle Moore; and three brothers: Leland Harris, George Harris and Gene Harris.

A graveside service was held Monday, January 24, 2022, at Greenwood-Kistler Cemetery in Golden City, Missouri.

Contributions are suggested and made payable to Greenwood-Kistler Cemetery in care of Daniel Funeral Home.

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