Dorothy was born on December 7, 1923 in Franklin Ks., the daughter of Garrett L. and J. Florence (Shell) Buckley. During WWII, she ground crystals for walkie talkies at Universal Television in Kansas City, Mo. as part of the war effort. She worked in retail sales at Newman’s, Kresge’s and Howsmon’s department stores. She was an active member of First Christian Church, Joplin, Mo.
She married Roy Nicholls on December 8, 1945 in Kansas City, Ks. He preceded her in death on May 25, 1984. Dorothy was also preceded in death by her parents; four brothers, Lawrence, Maurice, Delmar and James Buckley; two sisters, Wilda Harding and Wilma Larson. Survivors include one son, Roy Nicholls of Joplin, Mo.; two daughters, Elizabeth Sternes of Joplin, Mo., Jeanne Mueller and husband Cameron of Joplin, Mo.; five grandchildren, Hannah, Caitlin, Sarah and Megan Mueller, Garrett Sternes and wife Pam,; and 3 great grandchildren, Kyle, Lauren and Nathan Sternes; plus several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services have been scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Monday, March 5, 2018 at the Mason-Woodard Chapel. The family will receive friends at 1:00 p.m. Monday prior to the service. Burial will be at Ozark Memorial Park Cemetery.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Mason-Woodard Mortuary & Crematory.