Peterson Funeral Chapel

            Kathryn Elizabeth Parker Dahlman passed away on Friday, January 27, 2017 at home. She was born July 23, 1934 to Mark Parker and Grace Carney Parker outside of Mt. Vernon, MO.
            Kathryn went to Prairie View School and Mt. Vernon High School, graduating in 1952. She then went to Draughn’s Business College and worked at Juvenile Shoe in Aurora, MO.
            On August 25, 1955 she married Joe Dahlman. After 59 years of marriage he preceded her in death on February 8, 2015. They were blessed with 3 daughters.
            They owned Dahlman Seeding Co., Spring River Turf Farm, and operated a cattle farm outside of Mt. Vernon.
            She was an active member of the 20th Century Club, Daughters of the American Revolution, and Summit Baptist Church where she played the organ. She gave her heart to Jesus at a young age and her faith was the most important part of her life.
            Her parents and a sister, Ruth, preceded her in death.
            She is survived by her 3 children, Penny Dahlman, Rita (Larry) Moriondo, and Nancy (Dick) Bushman, all of Mt. Vernon, 8 grandchildren, Liz Moriondo, Nashville, TN, Joe Moriondo, Mark (Maranda) Moriondo, Grant, Kyle, Kathryn, Grace, and Hannah Bushman, and great granddaughter, Mila Moriondo, all of Mt. Vernon, sister, Carolyn Maples, Aurora, and nieces and nephews.
            Visitation will be held at Summit Baptist Church in Mt. Vernon on Sunday, January 29, 2017 from 4:00-6:00 p.m. Funeral services are Monday, January 30, 2017 at 2:00 p.m, also at Summit Baptist Church under the care of Peterson Funeral Chapel. Memorial donations may be made to the Salvation Army in care of the funeral home.