Dorothy Wachter

Saturday, September 27, 2003

Dorothy Crites Wachter passed away Friday, Sept. 26, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center.

Dorothy was born in Cape Girardeau, the daughter of Bern and Sarah Tucker Howard. She and "Cap" Crites were married Feb. 26, 1938; he preceded her on March 23, 1973. She and Bob Wachter were married Jan. 15, 1994. He survives.

Dorothy was a 1936 graduate of Jackson High School. She worked at the University of Missouri Extension Office many years, Cash-Book Journal newspaper, Lambert Fabric, So-Fro Fabric; and, while working outside the home, she also farmed and worked with Crites Farms Trucking and Properties. She was a former member of the Oak Ridge Homemaker Club and various civic organizations.

She is survived by a son, Chug (Julie) Crites of Jackson; two granddaughters, Tonya and Kara Crites of Jackson; one stepson, Scott (Jeanette) Wachter of Chaffee; a stepdaughter, Suzanne (David) Hart; three stepgrandchildren, Zachery Wachter and Erica and Jennie Hart.

She was preceded by one sister, Clara Bowers.

Friends may call Saturday, Sept. 27, between 4 to 8 p.m., at the McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson. Funeral service will be Sunday, Sept. 28, at 2 p.m., at the funeral home with Revs. Richard Combs and Ernest Jordan officiating. Interment will follow in Russell Heights Cemetery.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Myeloma Institute for Research and Therapy, Arkansas Cancer Research Center, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, 431 W. Markham St., Little Rock, Ark. 72205.