Dorothy Walvoord 1938 - 2020

KANSAS CITY - Dorothy Lucille (Newendkye) Walvoord, 82, formerly of Cameron, passed away peacefully, November 15, 2020. 

Dorothy was born in rural Erie, IL, February 14, 1938 to Louis and Gertrude Newendyke. Dorothy graduated from Milledgeville High School in 1956, attended Central College in Pella, IA, where she met and later married Edgar Walvoord of Firth, NE in 1958. 

She was a devout Christian, steadfast in her faith throughout her lifetime. She enjoyed playing the piano, baking, and gardening. Dorothy was a talented oil landscape artist and exceptional seamstress. She also appreciated the beauty of nature through flowers and birds.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Harold Newendyke; sister, Joyce Newendyke; former husband, Edgar Walvoord. Survived by children; Michael Walvoord, Katy, TX, Barry Walvoord, Lake Forest, IL, and Cindy Lett (Harold), Smithville; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; sisters, Marian Reiling, Lena, IL, Carol Eads, Fulton, IL; brothers, Vernon Newendyke, Lanark IL, Melvin Newendyke, Litchfield, ME 

Despite her prolonged battle with Multiple Sclerosis, which exceeded 30 years, Dorothy lived consistently in grace and peace. Her children offer their utmost gratitude to all those who lovingly cared for Dorothy throughout the years and to countless friends and family who supported her during the course of her illness. 

Memorial services: Cameron, MO and Lanark, IL, both will be scheduled in 2021. 

Inurnment: Lanark City Cemetery, Lanark, IL

Memorial contributions: National Multiple Sclerosis Society or New Mark Care Center of Kansas City, MO where Dorothy lived for the past 14 years.


Arrangements by Poland-Thompson Funeral Home, Cameron, MO

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