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Dorothy Athon

October 23, 1935 — February 16, 2020

Dorothy M. (Bolander) Athon, 84, of Mayview, Missouri passed away on Sunday, February 16, 2020 at Western Missouri Medical Center in Warrensburg, MO.

Visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Saturday, February 22, 2020 at the Odessa Restoration Branch, 6783 MO-131, Odessa, MO 64076. Funeral service will start at 12:00 p.m. Burial will be in the Marvin Chapel Cemetery in Mayview, MO. Memorials are suggested to the Marvin Chapel Cemetery Association. Memories of Dorothy and condolences for her family may be left at or on our Facebook Page.

Dorothy was born on October 23, 1935 in Sullivan County, MO to Lloyd and Farrie (Rutlege) Bolander. On January 16, 1954, Dorothy was united in marriage to Elver Athon in Independence, MO. They enjoyed 66 years and 1 month together. Dorothy worked for the Truman High School cafeteria and the Garment Factory in Higginsville. After living in Independence for 22 years, Dorothy and Elver moved to their family farm in Mayview, and made that their home for the last 43 years. She was a member of the Odessa Restoration Branch. In addition to spending time with friends and family, Dorothy enjoyed cooking, flowers, canning and taking care of her grandchildren.

In addition to her husband, survivors include one daughter, Sandra Pauline Buchan and husband Dale of Oak Grove, MO; one son, Randy Athon and wife Karen of Odessa, MO; one son-in-law, Marvin Benwell of Holden, MO; five grandchildren; and eleven great grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, Dorothy was preceded in death by a daughter, Rene Lynn Benwell; and one brother, Nile Bolander.

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