CHARLESTON - Dorothy Telker Uthoff, 81, died at 8:45 a.m. Dec. 24, 2004, at her home.
Born March 21, 1923, in Texas Bend, daughter of the late William Raymond and Margaret Renaud Telker, she lived in Charleston most of her life. She was a homemaker most of her life and had also worked as a cook for the Host House, now Charleston Manor. She attended St. Henry School and was a lifetime member of St. Henry Catholic Church, Daughters of Isabella and served on any committee needed.
On April 27, 1944, in Charleston, she married Verlin Bryant "Tuck" Uthoff.
Surviving are her husband; five sons, Gary Uthoff and Bill Uthoff of St. Louis, Robert Uthoff of Slidell, La., Greg Uthoff of New Milford, N.J., and Dr. Fred Uthoff of Sikeston; two daughters, Judy Uthoff Poyner of Scott City and Nancy Uthoff Leigh of Goldsboro, N.C.; two brothers, Joe Telker and Charles Telker of Charleston; one sister and godchild, Frances Telker of Charleston; 11 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren; godchildren, Dr. Larry Bohannon of Sikeston and Patricia Telker Cyr of Kennett; and several nieces and nephews.
Preceding her in death were four brothers, Sylvester Telker, Wilbert "Buddy" Telker, Albert Telker and Alfred Telker; and one sister, Wilma Telker Bohannon.
Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at McMikle Funeral Home, where prayers will be recited at 7 p.m. with Monsignor Stephen Schneider, pastor of St. Henry Catholic Church, officiating.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Friday at St. Henry Catholic Church. Monsignor Richard Rolwing of Sikeston, Monsignor Michael Swalina, pastor of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Poplar Bluff and the Rev. David Coon, pastor of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Scott City will serve as concelebrants.
Burial will follow in the Calvary Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be her grandsons: Bryant Uthoff, Chris Uthoff, Peter Uthoff, Ross Leigh, Clayton Leigh and Gary L. Poyner Jr.
may be sent to
St. Henry Catholic Church
or St. Henry School
304 Court St.
Charleston, MO 63834
The Alzheimer's Association
9374 Olive Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63132