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Visitation with the Family

Florence United Methodist Church
Saturday October 12th, 2019
12:00pm - 2:00pm

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Memorial Service

Yazel-Megli Funeral Home, Hillsboro Chapel
Saturday October 12th, 2019

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Dorothy Mae Thouvenell

Dorothy’s life began on September 25, 1926, the daughter of Walter and Jerlean (Stewart) Graham in Granite City, Illinois. She graduated from Missouri State School of the Deaf and married Vernon Albert Thouvenell on May 11, 1957 in Missouri. Dorothy was a homemaker and also worked for restaurants as a dishwasher. She enjoyed knitting, crocheting and her family.

 Her family includes her sons and their wives, Jack and Gina Thouvenell of Irving, Texas, Jerry and Sheila Thouvenell of Hillsboro; daughter, Jennifer Cates of Blue Springs, Missouri; 8 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. 

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Vernon in 1987; brother, Bill Graham and a granddaughter, Kandi Thouvenell and son in law Daniel Cates.  Dorothy passed away peacefully on Saturday, October 5, 2019, having reached the age of 93 years old.

 Her family will gather on Saturday, October 12, from 12 noon - 2:00 p.m. with her service following at 2:00 p.m. both at Yazel-Megli-Zeiner Funeral Home in Hillsboro with Pastor Josh Wesner of Emmanuel Baptist of Marion officiating.

 Memorial contributions in Dorothy’s name may be directed to Good Shepherd Hospice or Parkside Homes in care of Yazel-Megli-Zeiner Funeral Home, 902 E. D Street, Hillsboro, Kansas 67063. Please sign her online guest book and leave a memory of Dorothy at ymzfh.com.


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Dorothy was kind and friendly. I'm sorry to hear of her passing. I wish her children well.
Jacob Janzen

Jacob Janzen Sep 28 2020 12:00 AM


Our warmest condolences, Al, Jo, Justin, and Jen Greene

Expression of Sympathy Oct 10 2019 12:00 AM

I got to know Dorothy when she and I worked at the Iron Kettle Restaurant. She was an efficient and pleasant worker. She enjoyed it when I brought my daughter in. More recently she was at Parkside down the hall from my mother, so I saw her often there. Though we couldn't communicate well we always greeted one another. Please accept my condolences. I'm glad I knew her.

Kaylene Unruh Oct 8 2019 12:00 AM

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