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Dorothy Close

Sunday, February 15, 2004

DEXTER -- Dorothy June Close, 53, died Feb. 13, 2004, at her home.

Born June 12, 1950, in Senath, daughter of Louise Burton of Dexter and the late James Burton, she had lived in Anchorage, Alaska; Phoenix, Ariz.; Hatton, N.D.; and Niceville, Fla., before moving to Dexter in 1991. A member of the Faith Community Church of Dudley, she was a retired information management technician with the U.S. Air Force and had served for 20 years.

In addition to her mother, survivors include: one son, Chris Close of Dexter; one daughter, Sara Slusher of Dudley; three brothers, Donald Burton of Bell City and Jim Burton and Jackie Burton of Idalia; three sisters, Phyllis McFarlen of Dexter, Shirley Jones of Paris, Tenn., and Linda Vargo of Omaha, Neb.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Jerry Don Burton; and one sister, Julia Sue Sanders.

Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter, where services are scheduled for 9 a.m. Tuesday. The Rev. Miles Meadows of Dudley will officiate.

Burial will follow at the Missouri Veterans Cemetery in Bloomfield with the Stoddard County Veteran's Honor Guard conducting military honors.