Dorothy June Close, the daughter of Louise Burton and the late James Burton, was born in Senath on June 12, 1950, and died at her home in Dexter on Friday, Feb. 13, 2004, at the age of 53.
Mrs. Close had lived in Anchorage, Alaska; Hatton, N.D.; and Niceville, Fla., before moving to Dexter in 1991. She was a retired information management technician with the U.S. Air Force and had served for 20 years. She was a member of the Faith Community Church of Dudley.
Surviving are one son, Chris Close of Dexter; one daughter, Sara Slusher of Dudley; her mother, Louise Burton of Dexter; three brothers, Donald Burton of Bell City, Jim Burton and Jackie Burton, both of Idalia; and three sisters, Phyllis McFarlen of Dexter, Shirley Jones of Paris, Tenn., and Linda Varga of Omaha, Neb.
She was preceded in death by one brother, Jerry Don Burton; and one sister, Julia Sue Sanders.
Visitation was held from 5-8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 16, 2004, in the Watkins & Sons Chapel in Dexter.
Funeral services were conducted at 9 a.m. today, Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2004, in the Watkins & Sons Chapel in Dexter with the Rev. Miles Meadows of Dudley officiating.
Interment followed in the Missouri Veterans Cemetery with the Stoddard County Veterans' Honor Guard conducting military honors.
Watkins & Sons Funeral Service of Dexter was in charge of arrangements.