Dorothy Mae DuNard, Sept. 20, 1917 - March 29, 2014, of Columbia

Sunday, March 30, 2014 | 4:44 p.m. CDT; updated 7:22 p.m. CDT, Sunday, March 30, 2014

Dorothy Mae (McIntire) DuNard, age 96, of Columbia, Mo. died at St. Joseph Bluffs in Jefferson City, Mo. on March 29, 2014.

Dorothy was born September 20, 1917 in St. Charles, Mo., the daughter of Rex Danenhower McIntire and Kathering Adele (Siener) McIntire.

She was married to Paul Lawrence DuNard, June 9, 1941 in St. Louis, Mo.

Dorothy graduated from the University of Missouri in 1939 with honors. Her degree was in Journalism.

In her professional life, she was Advertising Manager for the Bon Marche in Yakima, Washington.

After moving to Columbia, Mo. she worked at the Columbia Daily Tribune and later was Advertising Manager for Parks Department Store. In her later years she freelanced and had many articles published including The Chicken Soup series.

She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, her brother Rex Danenhower McIntire, Jr., and a grandson, Michael Stokes.

She is survived by five children, Dorothy Stokes (Leon), Lohman, Mo., Paul DuNard (Trudy, deceased), Cypress, Ca., Barbara DuNard, Columbia, Mo., Diana Alba (Don), South Daytona, Fl., and Kurt DuNard (Joan), Issaquah, Wa. Surviving grandchildren are Stacy Stokes (Tina), Jefferson City, Mo., Lisa McFadden (Michael), Newburgh, In., Heather Wright (Jeff), Launcestin, Tasmania, John Alba (Daisy), Sutton, Ma., Christina Alba (Scott Lynn), Prague, Czech Republic. Surviving great grandchildren are Zakary and Grant Stokes, Jefferson City, Mo., Molly, Colin, Grace, and Aidan McFadden, Newburgh, In., Adelai and Piper Wright, Launcestin, Tasmania, Chloe Alba, and Dylan Celli, Sutton, Ma.

Mother was an amazing woman. She touched many lives and was loved by many.

One of her favorite Bible verses was from Hebrews, Chapter 11, verses 1-3. "Now faith is the substance of things to be hoped for, the evidence of things that are not seen, for by it the men of old had testimony borne to them. By faith we understand that the world was created by the word of God; and thus things visible were made out of things invisible." KJV

Her family will have a private celebration of life at a future date.

As a memorial, please say a prayer for her and do something kind for someone.

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