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Dorothy Mae Hausmann

Dorothy Mae Nichols Hausmann, age 83 of Linn, began her journey to join the love of her life, Walter, on February 15, 2014, at Westphalia Hills.

Dorothy was born September 27, 1930, in Chamois, a daughter to the late Joseph and Ella (Wolf) Nichols.

On January 5, 1950, she was united in marriage to Walter A. Hausmann in Chamois. They lived for twelve years in Hermann until Missouri Power and Light transferred Walter to Linn. He preceded her in death on May 8, 1995.

Dorothy worked at the Linn Pants Manufacturing Company for a few years. She then babysat children, especially great nieces and nephews. When the grandchildren came along, she totally dedicated her babysitting time to them. She canned and preserved all summer long from the big gardens Walter grew while sharing with family and friends. Dorothy also spent many, many hours going with Walter as he searched for coon dogs and team mules/horses or at the sale barn on Friday or Saturday nights. Dorothy and Walter loved to dance and took their young family dancing almost every Saturday night. Dorothy spent her life seeing to the needs of others. "Grandma/Grandma Dorcey/Gammer" cherished her children, grandchildren and especially her great-grandchildren.

Dorothy was a dedicated member of the Osage Trail Riders for over 20 years. After losing her husband Walter, Dorothy started her out of state travels with Roger and Terri. This later lead to her beloved Arkansas trips with Debra and Donna. She loved to just get in the car and go for a ride and finding those great "ole farm" barns was a real treat. Dorothy enjoyed many homemade meals and BBQ's at Linda's home.

Dorothy is survived by: one son, Roger Hausmann and his wife Terri of Linn; three daughters, Donna Morrison and her husband Bill of Linn, Linda Gentges of Linn and Debra Hausmann of Jefferson City; seven grandchildren, April Dyer, Brenda Voss, Dee Vaughan, Tuck Vaughan, Wes Vaughan, Brianna Johnson, and Stefanee Gale; Twelve precious great-grandchildren that she loved dearly, Caitlin, Caleb, Lyndsi, Jaidyn, Luke, Adam, Megan, Logan, Seth, Sarah, Jacoby and Raigyn; and one sister, Sharon Scott of the State of Texas.

In addition to her spouse and parents, Dorothy was preceded in death by: three brothers, Oliver (Nick) Nichols, Dennis Nichols and Harold Nichols; two sisters, Lou Ella Davis and Bonnie Narup; a brother-in-law, Joe "Unca" Hausmann; and four sister-in-laws, Gertrude Kremer, Marie Troesser, Antoinette Wilson and Leona DeMariano.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 18, 2014, at Morton Chapel in Linn. A rosary service will be at 7:00 p.m.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, February 19, 2014, at St. George Catholic Church in Linn with Rev. I.C. Medina and Rev. John Schmitz as the celebrants. Interment will follow in the St. George Parish Cemetery.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to St. Jude's Children's Hospital or the Arthritis Foundation.

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I was reading the paper today am saddened to hear about Dorothy's passing. I took care of her for many years and enjoyed her company at Westphalia. She was truly and angel in my life.My thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends in their time of loss.

Pam Stephens Feb 19 2014 12:00 AM

So sorry for your loss. Dorothy was a very happy and caring lady. Our prayers and thoughts are with you all at this very difficult time.

Joanie &Kevin Baclesse Feb 17 2014 12:00 AM

I am sadden by the loss. Aunt Dorothy was a wonderful lady and will be missed dearly. If you all need anything please let me know.

Stephanie Eichholz Feb 17 2014 12:00 AM

Sending warm wishes and thoughts for the family. We were sorry to hear of your loss but praise Jesus that we know she is with Him. Praying for peace. Earl, Dru, Dalton and Preston Vaughan

Earl, Dru, Dalton and Preston Vaughan Feb 16 2014 12:00 AM

Please know that you are all in pour hearts, thoughts and prayers during this time of loss.

Robert & Connie Bussey Feb 16 2014 12:00 AM