Dorothy L. Marks, age 83, a former resident of Ozark, Missouri, more recently of Fort Scott, Kansas, died early Wednesday, December 29, 2021, in Fort Scott.
Dorothy was born on July 18, 1938, Corydon, Iowa, to Godfrey “Nick” and Olive Marks, the youngest of five children: Dallas, Eleanor, Jeanne, and Maxine.
Dorothy was proud to have grown up in Iowa, and graduated from Corydon schools, where she played basketball. She loved her high school years, and remained in contact with her classmates throughout her life.
Dorothy loved to travel, and took many trips all around the United States. She was especially fond of the ocean, and often went to the coast, but her favorite place to travel from Iowa was Branson, Missouri.
After her parents passed away, Dorothy moved to Ozark, Missouri, to be able to go to Branson anytime she wanted! Dorothy loved the Branson music scene, and even worked for a time at the Mel Tillis show.
Dorothy was employed as a supervisor in several garment factories throughout her life, but her dream was to own and operate her own publishing company, so she quit her job and did just that.
She spent the last years of her career as the owner and operator of a retirement newspaper called The Prime Time News, which she distributed throughout the Springfield and Branson area.
Her other loves were dogs and cars. For many years, she traded for a new car about every year. She had many special dogs throughout her life, but her Shih Tzus named Mopsi One, and then Mopsi Two, were especially dear to her heart.
She was also an avid collector of Coca-Cola memorabilia.
Dorothy never met a stranger, and she was generous to all those in need. She was active in the Assemblies of God churches throughout her life.
Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents and her siblings. She is survived by her nieces and nephews, and special friends that she made throughout her life.
Following cremation, private burial will be held at a later date in Corydon, Iowa.
In honor of Dorothy’s memory, donations are suggested to Fort Scott Paws and Claws Animal Shelter, and can be left in care of Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main, P.O. Box 347, Ft. Scott, KS 66701. Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at cheneywitt.com.