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Dorothy McKinley Gann 89 of Brookline Station, Mo. was born in Aurora Mo to Clyde O. McKinley and Ruth Roark McKinley on June 30th 1933 and passed away peacefully in her sleep in her home on December 18th  2022. She was a graduate of Aurora High School and a graduate of Draughn's Business College in Springfield Mo.
She retired from General Electric in Springfield, Mo. and after retirement became interested in genealogy and tracing her family roots. She also loved to read and work outside in her yard before her health declined. She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, a member of the Daughter of the American Colonists and a member of the National Society Colonial Dames XVII Century.
She is survived by two daughters, Linda Melton (Rocky) of Battlefield, Mo. and LaTricia McLaughlin (Randy) of Brookline Station, Mo.  and one son Alan Cole of Republic, Mo. along with  four grandchildren, Chris King, Amber Bos, Travis McLaughlin, and Alyssa Cole. and four great grandchildren, Aaron King, Jacob, Ashlyn, and Kayleigh Boss.
Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents, her grandparents and 3 siblings and a infant daughter, Lisa Kay.
Arrangements are under the direction of Peterson Funeral Chapel. A graveside service will be held 2:00 PM Tuesday, December 27, 2022 at Maple Park Cemetery in Aurora. Visitation will be from 1-2 PM at the Funeral Home.