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Dorothy May Farris

February 14, 1952 September 9, 2019
Dorothy May Farris
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Our sweetheart, Dorothy May Farris---born on Valentines Day in 1952--passed away unexpectedly but peacefully on September 9th, 2019. Dorothy had been ill and in the hospital for several weeks but was seemingly doing much better and was finally planning to return home at the time of her passing. She was surrounded by the love of her family and friends.
Dorothy May had a zest for life, and overflowing compassion for those around her. She had a great sense of humor, always doing or saying silly things just to make people laugh. She was feisty and tenacious. She “wore many hats” and often more than one at a time. She was a mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and a great friend. She loved those in her circle unconditionally. You could always count on Dorothy May to have candy on hand when visitors stopped by. She put others needs ahead of her own and was ready and willing to lend an ear whenever it was needed. She’d be the first to assist if possible, even if that meant merely being by your side. She was someone that you could count on and look up to. She was unique and had a beautiful soul.
Winter was Dorothy's favorite time of year. She loved decorating for Christmas and found joy in the entire holiday season. She enjoyed shopping, watching old movies and listening to Christmas music and her “Louis Prima” station on Pandora. Crafting and making wreaths with her best friend, Carolyn Murray, was a tradition she looked forward to every year. She loved to crotchet, though she was unable to do this for the past several years due to losing the use of her left hand and arm. But, a day and a half before she had to leave us, she was watching YouTube with her youngest sister, Sheila, laughing and learning to “arm knit.” She had gotten the “hand” of doing it quickly! Dorothy was famous for her gift bow making skills. Her beautiful, perfect, neat bows were the highlight of every gift she gave. Even after losing the use of her hand, she figured out how to make them just as beautifully as she had with two.
Dorothy was preceded in death by both of her parents, Joseph M. and Norma J. Moore; a sister, Donna Deen Moore, and her daughter, Katheryn Ann Sanderson.
Dorothy leaves behind her youngest daughter, Kristen Lewis (Christopher) of DeSoto, KS., four sisters, Patricia Reisbeck of Firestone, CO., Janet Chilson of Kansas City, KS., Norma Lynn Moore of Overland Park, KS, and Sheila Brown (Steve) of Kansas City, KS. She also leaves a brother Joseph M. Moore aka Marty of Cleveland, OH., Also left feeling her loss is her only grandson, Christian Sherrill of Tonganoxie, KS, and three granddaughters, Lillianna May Sanderson of McClouth, KS., and Jaden and Madelyn Lewis of DeSoto, KS., along with several nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews who love her so much.
Dorothy’s passing has left a hole in the hearts of those whom she left behind; one that could never be filled. We are all heartbroken. Our world is a much darker place and will never be the same without her. She will be sorely missed and will never be forgotten.
Dorothy, we will remember you with love and adoration, until we see one another again.

Mass will be on Saturday, November 2, 2019 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 11311 Johnson Dr, Shawnee Mission, KS 66203 at 11am.

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11:00 AM 11/2/2019 11:00:00 AM
St. Joseph Catholic Church- Johnson Drive

11311 Johnson Dr
Shawnee Mission, KS 66203

Mass at 11am

St. Joseph Catholic Church- Johnson Drive
11311 Johnson Dr Shawnee Mission 66203 KS
United States

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