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Born October 5, 1928 she was a daughter of Arthur Ellsworth and Ada Lena Goodwin Snelling. On April 11, 1954 in Kirksville, MO, she was united in marriage to Ray Virgil Tripp, Sr. who preceded her in death on July 19, 2000.
Surviving are one daughter, Helen Mae Sullivan of Kirksville, MO; one son, Ray Tripp, Jr. of Knox City, MO; three grandchildren: Melissa Ann Sullivan of Kirksville, MO; Nikolette Xylinda Tripp of Kirksville, MO and Michael Ray Tripp also of Kirksville, MO.
She was also preceded in death by her parents, one sister, Vernabelle Snelling and one brother, Johnnie Edwin Snelling.
Mrs. Tripp attended Vice Rural School and the Edina High School where she received her education. She resided her whole life on the same family farm northwest of Knox City, MO. Dorothy was employed until her retirement at the Burnham Glove Factory in Edina, MO.
She was a member of the Edina Baptist Church. Dorothy was devoted to caring for other loved ones. She volunteered her time and frequently gave to charities. She loved her pets and animals in general. Mrs. Tripp enjoyed meeting people, reading, gardening, canning, listening to the radio and keeping up with current news events. Dorothy especially enjoyed Sundays with her family and dining out to try new cuisine.
Funeral services were held 2:00 p.m., Saturday, October 19, 2013 at the Hudson-Rimer Funeral Chapel in Edina, MO. The services were officiated by Reverend Doug Wilson. A eulogy was given by Nikolette Tripp, her granddaughter. Burial was in the Pleasant Ridge Cemetery, Northeast of Edina, MO.
Memorials in memory of Mrs. Tripp may be made to the Sierra Club. The memorials may be left at or mailed to the Hudson-Rimer Funeral Home, P.O. Box 1, Edina, MO 63537.