CHRISOPE, Dorothy Marie Willcoxon
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Dorothy Marie Willcoxon Chrisope, 80, died peacefully on Sunday, Sept. 1 at her daughter’s home in Marietta. A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 4 at noon in the chapel at First Baptist Church, Marietta. Mrs. Chrisope was a loving mother, grandmother and sister to her family, as well as a caring friend to many, and will be sorely missed by all. Dorothy was born Sept. 18, 1932, in Jefferson City, Mo. She lived there until she met the boy next door when he came home from the service. She married Carl Jean Chrisope, whom preceded her in death last year after 60 years of marriage, and they began their marriage living in Kansas City, Mo. The family relocated to Decatur, where they raised their family, before retiring to Marietta in 1990. While Dorothy’s main profession was being a wife and mother to her daughters, she loved serving her church in Decatur, Scott Boulevard Baptist, as church hostess, for over 25 years. Cooking and cleaning were her favorite things to do, especially when she was doing for others! Dorothy is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Carla and Bill Brooks, and Karen and Phil Hynninen, both of Marietta. Her daughter, Michele Ann Chrisope, preceded her in death in 1992. She is also survived by eight grandchildren, Russell (Katie) Brooks, Decatur; Mandy Brooks, Corvallis, Ore.; Zachary (Grayson) Brooks, Austin, Texas; Michele Nicole Brooks, Marietta; Onni (Grace) Hynninen, Katy, Texas; Allison (Bryan) Bebout, Marietta; Kristen Michele Hynninen, Atlanta; and Andrew Carl Hynninen, Marietta. In addition, Dorothy enjoyed her great-grandchildren, Keegan and Lena Brooks, Decatur; and Murphy Hynninen, Katy, Texas. Her loving family also includes her brothers and sisters, Don (Germaine) Willcoxon, Jefferson City, Mo.; Montie Willcoxon, Palm Springs, Calif.; Rosemary Loethen, Lady Lake, Fla.; Helen (Jim) Heidbreder, Holts Summit, Mo.; and brother-in-law, Ken Zuver, Jefferson City, Mo. She also leaves behind a host of nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Montie and Trellis Willcoxon; sister, Betty Zuver; brother, Leon Sapp; and brother-in-law, Jerry Loethen. The family wishes to thank her wonderful caregivers, Vironetta Lawrence and Sally Nagley, as well as Compassionate Care Hospice, for their loving care. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home. The family will also receive visitors following the service on Wednesday. Mrs. Chrisope will be interred with her husband in a family service at Georgia National Cemetery, Canton. Memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church, Marietta, or MUST Ministries. Mayes Ward-Dobbins Funeral Home and Crematory in Marietta is in charge of the arrangements, mayeswarddobbins.com.
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