Dorothy Cook Brown, daughter of the late Dr. and Mrs. Scott Cook, was born in Hooker, Oklahoma on April 12, 1910 and departed this life in the Central Gardens Residential Care Center at Dexter on September 5, 2004 at the age of 94.
On December 25, 1938, she married Landon Brown at Poplar Bluff, Missouri. He preceded her in death on March 25, 1991. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Dexter.
Mrs. Brown was an educator, having taught in the public schools of Poplar Bluff and Dexter. She served as Speech Pathologist in the Dexter School System. She was active in educational circles, both on the local and state levels and was known for her ability as a public speaker.
She is survived by one daughter, Diana Orr of Dexter; three grandsons, Tom Thrower of Dexter, Major Robert Thrower of Leavenworth, Kansas, and Greg Thrower of Auburn, Alabama; and by four great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by two brothers, Lt. Col. Forrest Cook and John Mac Cook.
Friends may call at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. Friday, September 10, 2004. Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m., Saturday, September 11 in the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Chapel with Pastor Roy Sherfield officiating. Interment will follow in the Dexter Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Stoddard County Children's Home, First United Methodist Church or the Dexter Public Library.