Dorothy Christine Neuner, age 87, of Linn, passed away Thursday, December 19, 2013, at Autumn Meadows Skilled Nursing Facility in Linn.
Dorothy was born May 5, 1926, in Osage County, a daughter to the late John and Margaret (Brandt) Stieferman.
As a young girl, Dorothy attended St. Mary's Catholic School in Frankenstein.
Dorothy lived in Washington D.C. for about 20 years where she worked as a waitress. While living there she was a member of St. Matthews Cathedral and she served as an usher. Dorothy was very devoted to the Blessed Virgin and she helped conduct Our Lady of Fatima First Saturday devotions for many years while living in Washington. She also did volunteer work for one of the many homeless shelters there.
On August 31, 1957, in Chicago, IL, she was united in marriage to Gene Hall who preceded her in death on October 7, 1986. Then on July 14, 1990, she was united in marriage to Fred A. Neuner in Frankenstein. He preceded her in death on April 11, 2012.
Dorothy was a member of St. George Catholic Church in Linn, the Ladies Sodality, the Catholic Knights and VFW Post 4756 Ladies Auxiliary.
She enjoyed fishing with Fred, shopping, sewing and cooking, even though she always felt her sisters could out cook her. She and Fred enjoyed dancing and delivering meals on wheels to the elderly in Linn. She also enjoyed making rosaries for the missions.
Dorothy is survived by: one brother, Don and his wife Betty Stieferman of Frankenstein; two sisters, Germaine "Gerry" and her husband Elmer Broker of Frankenstein and Marcella and her husband Raymond Koenigsfeld of Linn; three step-sons, Terry and his wife Mary Neuner of Westphalia, Stephen and his wife Tatyana Neuner of Richardson, TX and Richard and his wife Shawna Neuner of Columbia as well as many nieces and nephews.
In addition to her husbands and parents, Dorothy was preceded in death by: four brothers, Melvin, Clement, Alfred and Bernard Stieferman; two sisters, Mildred Russert and Catherine Stieferman.
Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 22, 2013, at Morton Chapel in Linn with a Rosary Service at 7:00 p.m.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, December 23, 2013, at St. George Catholic Church in Linn with Fr. John Schmitz as the Celebrant. Interment will follow in the St. George Parish Cemetery.
Expressions of sympathy may be made to St. George Catholic Church or the Alzheimer's Association.
Arrangements are under the direction of Morton Chapel, Linn, Mo (897-2214)