The death angel visited our home on Saturday, February 12, 2022, and called away our dear mother, Dorothy J. Wilson. She was 87 years, eight months, one week and five days old.
She left this sinful world to go to a mansion in Glory where parting is no more. Weep not, dear friends, but let us all live so that we will be prepared to meet her at the gates of eternity.
Think not of Dorothy in her bed of clay but, rather, resting in the arms of Jesus. Indeed, it is hard to give her up, but the Lord’s will be done, not ours.
Dorothy was born May 31, 1934, to William E. Ray Lincoln and Dorris S. Neilson Lincoln in Bollinger County, Lawrence Township, Missouri. Dorothy was the apple of her Daddy’s eye and her Momma’s little girl. Dorothy had married Kenneth E. Cook on May 31, 1952. To this happy union were born four children. The eldest of these is Catherine (Dwight) Craft of Jackson, Missouri. Next came Joe Cook (Brenda Thiele) of Cape Girardeau and another daughter Sue Bohnsack (Rick Matthews) of Prescott Valley, Arizona. The best was saved for last; a loving son Tony (Lisa) Cook of Crump, Missouri.
Dorothy later married Robert O. Wilson on October 17, 1987, who preceded her in death on August 25, 2014.
Our mother was fearless and fun, exciting, and had a temper like lightning and thunder, followed by calm, and a good friend. To some, a mean heifer; to others, one either liked mom, or one didn:t. One knew where one stood -- even those sparred with admired her spunk and tenacity. She tackled everything that came her way with gusto and flamboyance. When she walked into the room everyone took notice of her.
She was always the first to the poles on election day to cast her ballet for the Democrat. She was dyed-in-the-wool Democrat. Her motto was vote early and vote often. We are sure she will continue to vote from the grave.
She was a member of the County Line Baptist Church and was part of a missionary team in Haiti for a time. In her forties she returned to school and attained her nursing degree. She was the top of her class at the School of Nursing. She took the education attained and worked at Southeast Hospital for numerous years. She advanced to be the Operating Room Surgeon Assistant and more notably worked side by side with top notch cardiologists and orthopedics. Dorothy was well respected in her field. It was one of her greatest loves. Dorothy would often regale the family with stories of the OR.
Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents, infant twin sisters, and one brother William R. Lincoln and his spouse, Shelba J. Lincoln. She also was preceded in death by one grandson, Jacob Cook.
Dorothy leaves six grandchildren, thirteen great-grandchildren and a host of family and friends to mourn her departure with sadness and sorrow. We know she has been received into the bosoms of her family departed before her.
Mother requested there be no formal service, so a private grave side service will be held. Memorials may be given to County Line Baptist Church 22925 BCR 312, Marble Hill, MO 63764. Hutchings Funeral Chapel is assisting.
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