Dorothy L. (Orthel) Cary

July 24, 2013 


Dorothy L. (Orthel) Cary, age 85, of Versailles, formerly of Lee’s Summit, passed away July 17, 2013 at Villa Marie Skilled Nursing Facility in Jefferson City.

She was born Dec. 29, 1927 in Kansas City, Kansas, a daughter of the late Frank and Pearl Day Orthel. She was united in marriage on Sept. 2, 1946, to Floyd Cary, Jr. who preceded her in death.

Dorothy loved life, her family, playing cards with friends and quilting.

She was a loving wife, caring and nurturing mother, a great grandmother and a super great great-grandmother. She leaves two sons; David A. Cary of Lee’s Summit, and Richard W. Cary of Henderson, Tenn.; one daughter, Lou Ann Jenkins and husband Joe of Quincy, Ill.; eight grandchildren and eight great-great grandchildren.

Funeral services were held on July 23.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the American Cancer Society. Expressions of sympathy may be left online at

(Arrangements: Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home, P.O. Box 26, Versailles, MO., 65084, 573-378-4655.)

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