ForeverMissed

This memorial website was created in the memory of Dorothy A. Williams born on September 9, 1938 and passed away on October 27, 2011 at the age of 73. We miss her badly and will remember her forever.

Posted by John Williams on October 27, 2019
Hi Mom, just thinking about you and trust all is perfect in heaven. Love you!
Posted by Chelsea Williams on September 10, 2019
Happy Birthday Mom..thinking of you..loving you..this day and everyday..

Love,

Chelsea
Posted by Georgia Draper on November 1, 2018
Your memory is still strong in my heart. Miss you and love you.
Posted by Chelsea Williams on October 27, 2018
Loving you Mom today and every day and remembering You always...
Love, Chelsea
Posted by Chelsea Williams on September 9, 2018
I'm remembering you today, Mom.. and holding you in my heart..Happy Birthday..Love, Chelsea
Posted by Lori Collinsworth on October 27, 2017
Hello mother. Me again, I hope you can hear me as I talk to you everyday. I love you and miss you
Posted by Georgia Draper on September 10, 2017
Still miss you
Posted by John Williams on September 9, 2017
It's your birthday today and wish you were here with us to celebrate. We all miss you so very much! Love forever and ever...
Posted by John Williams on October 28, 2016
5 years ago today was a sad one as you left the earth. Miss you and love you everyday.
Posted by Georgia Draper on October 27, 2016
Still think of you every day -- miss you -- loive you.
Posted by John Williams on September 10, 2016
Happy birthday Mom! Hard to believe how time flies by here on earth. Is it the same in heaven? All is well here in Idaho as the summer comes to a close. I will be in KC next week and will be thinking of you. Love you and miss you a lot.
Posted by Georgia Draper on September 9, 2016
I still miss you and think of you every day. Love
Posted by John Williams on September 9, 2015
Happy 77th Mom! Thinking about you a lot lately. Miss you!
Posted by Chelsea Williams on September 9, 2015
Happy Birthday Mom! It's hard to believe you would be 77 years old today! I wish you were here to celebrate your life with us, you left us way too soon. You are always in my heart and thoughts..
Love, Chelsea
Posted by Lori Collinsworth on September 9, 2015
Happy Birthday Mom I love you and will think about you all day
Posted by Lori Collinsworth on September 9, 2015
Happy Birthday Mom I love you and will think about you all day
Posted by Lori Collinsworth on October 27, 2014
Hello Mother... Thank you for watching over us. I love you and miss you. We had a nice family gathering at Joe & Miranda's wedding wish you were there.

Lori
Posted by Georgia Draper on October 27, 2014
Dorothy, several things going on that we would be talking over. I really miss our conversations. You are always in my thoughts. Love
Posted by Georgia Draper on September 9, 2014
Dorothy, you remain in my thoughts always.Thought of you first thing today when I looked at the date -- your birthday. Love you and miss you. So many thing happening which I would love to discuss with you.
Posted by Chelsea Williams on September 9, 2014
Happy Birthday Mom! You are always in my thoughts, truly loved and forever missed. I know you are resting in heavenly peace. Love, Chelsea
Posted by Harriet Smock on September 9, 2014
Dorothy Ann,
You are gone but truly you are not forgotten. Your smile, your laugh, your funny stories, and your gentle spirit are with me constantly.
Love you,
Harriet
Posted by Lori Collinsworth on September 9, 2014
Good Morning Mom & Happy Birthday. As you know, I think about you and love you a lot!!

Lori
Posted by John Williams on September 9, 2014
Happy Birthday Mom! Hard to believe another year has quickly slipped away. We all miss you and think of you often. Happy to report that both Mitch and Dina are now attending college. Seems like just yesterday they were born. Love always...
Posted by John Williams on May 11, 2014
Happy Mother's day. Miss you and think about you often and especially on this special day dedicated to honoring all moms. Please let your mom know how much we love her and miss her too. Love always and forever.
Posted by Lori Collinsworth on October 27, 2013
I can't believe it's been another year. I'll never forget that day as long as I live. I love you and miss you very much.
Posted by Chelsea Williams on October 27, 2013
Good morning Mom, it's a beautiful sunny Sunday and another year has passed since you left us..You are always with me in my thoughts and memories. Love always, Chelsea
Posted by Harriet Smock on September 10, 2013
Hi Dorothy Ann,
The word 'unforgettable' comes to mind...I will never forget you and will always be SO glad we were cousins.
Love you,
Harriet
Posted by Lori Collinsworth on September 9, 2013
Good Morning Mom, Happy Birthday!! I love you and miss you.

Hugs and kisses.
Posted by Chelsea Williams on September 9, 2013
Happy Birthday Mom..I love you and miss you all the time...love,
Chelsea
Posted by John Williams on September 9, 2013
Happy Birthday Mom! Can't believe how fast the time is passing and we all sure do miss you and think about you often. Lots of love...
Posted by Chelsea Williams on May 12, 2013
I miss you Mom, and love you. Thinking of you a lot today on Mother's Day. We are also celebrating the end of an ordeal--we are so sorry you were betrayed by selfish greedy people who claimed to be your friends. I hope you are resting in a little more peace now. Love, chelsea
Posted by John Williams on May 12, 2013
Happy Mother's Day! We think about you all the time and really miss being able to see and speak with you. Wishing Grace a joyous Mother's
Day too! Love forever.
Posted by Lori Collinsworth on October 27, 2012
Hello Mother,

I love you Mom...!!! 

Kisses & huggs
Posted by Lori Collinsworth on October 27, 2012
P.S.

Nothing new and exciting to tell you about. All is going well. I've been thinking about you all week. I miss you here.

Love Lori
Posted by Chelsea Williams on October 27, 2012
Hi Mom,
I love you and miss you...it's been a year since you said goodbye to us. You are very very missed! Today we are cheering brother John on to what we hope is a tennis victory and just last year we were hoping for the same thing, remember? I'm sure your are cheering for him in heaven. Johnny O" is thinking of you too with love..
Posted by Harriet Smock on October 27, 2012
Dorothy Ann,
Can it be a year already? It seems only yesterday that I called and talked with you and laughed with you and shared with you. I think of you often and miss you very, very much!
Love you, Harriet
Posted by John Williams on October 27, 2012
Hi Mom. Hard to believe it's been a year since you left us here on earth. I trust all is well in the after life. Sure do miss you and think about you often. Love always, your son.
Posted by John Williams on September 10, 2012
Hi Mom. It's your first birthday since you left us and needless to say it's more than a bit sad for us here on earth not to be able to talk with you. I miss you and love you.
Posted by Lori Collinsworth on September 9, 2012
Happy Birthday Mom. I love you and I miss you.
Posted by Lori Collinsworth on September 9, 2012
I moved in to my new place last weekend. Visit me at www.woolen-mill.
com. My home phone number is 802-497-1952

Love, Lori
Posted by Chelsea Williams on September 9, 2012
Happy Birthday Mom! It's a beautiful day in your honor and you're in our hearts and thoughts today and everyday..I miss seeing you so much..
Be with me tomorrow and wish us luck!

Love,Chelsea
Posted by John Williams on May 13, 2012
Happy Mother's Day! I've been thinking about you a lot lately and hope that you are enjoy this special day with your mom. We all miss you a lot and send our love.
Posted by Chelsea Williams on May 13, 2012
Happy Mother's Day Mom! Almost every day something reminds me of you. I miss talking to you but actually I talk to you all the time..it's listening to you I miss the most--even though you often had to repeat yourself when delivering your good advice :) I think I'm a better listener now...I love you Mom!
Posted by J D MOONEY on January 11, 2012
I am very glad that you where able to find the picture I took of Dorothy.
We at rehab miss her and will miss her. Thank you for letting us
spend some time with her.
Posted by Georgia Draper on December 26, 2011
Dorothy, we just spent the first Christmas since you left us. We always talked to each other on Christmas if we did not visit in person. You can't know how many times I missed you over the past weeks. I saw a lot of things you would like for Christmas while shopping. Funny, it was hard to find the right thing when you were here. Love you always.
Posted by John Williams on December 25, 2011
Merry Christmas Mom! I've spent the morning looking through photo albums (posted some new ones) and it brought back so many great memories but also made me quite sad because you are no longer here with us. On the bright side, I trust your are enjoying your first Christmas in heaven with your mom, dad and other family and friends. God Bless.
Posted by Chelsea Williams on November 22, 2011
This Thanksgiving, I am so thankful for my family..
Posted by Dean Williams on November 21, 2011
Many thanks to John Williams for creating this memorial website to enable family and friends to pay tribute to loving mother lost much too soon. The unexpected severity and and underlying nature of her illness made it almost a miracle that out of town children were able to share in comfort and support during her final hours. Thanks to the Kansas city hospice for making these hours specia
Posted by Chelsea Williams on November 15, 2011
I think of you everyday, but today is special because you brought me into the world 39 years ago on this date! (That's my story and I'm sticking to it--I hope my secret's safe with you..:-) I love you and miss you so much.
Posted by Pat Binda on November 10, 2011
Knowing Dorothy was a priviledge and a joy. As a neighbor and friend I will miss her outstanding intelligence and humor. Her ability to meet head on all that life had to offer, both sorrows and joys, should be an example for all of us and, wow, could she work those crossword puzzles! Bye Dorothy ........
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Posted by John Williams on October 27, 2019
Hi Mom, just thinking about you and trust all is perfect in heaven. Love you!
Posted by Chelsea Williams on September 10, 2019
Happy Birthday Mom..thinking of you..loving you..this day and everyday..

Love,

Chelsea
Posted by Georgia Draper on November 1, 2018
Your memory is still strong in my heart. Miss you and love you.
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A long and winding road

Shared by Marilyn Coffelt APPLEGATE on November 16, 2011

There was a spark that flashed between us when we met in Miller Hall, Kansas University, when I arrived there second semester of 1955. How a stunning young angel of sixteen could demonstrate such intelligence and have such a wry outlook on life and wicked sense of humor appealed to me immediately. I guess we, her room-mates, Sharon and I, simply took it all for granted and we three were dubbed the Gotteslieblings by Sharon (German major that she was), who later served as Maid-of-Honor in both D’s wedding and mine in the fall of 1956. 


Through the next decade or so we had babies (each two girls then a boy, supported our professional husbands, and felt the impact of the social upheavals of the 60’s—The Vietnam War, Camelot, assassinations, Women’s Lib. During those years we maintained a close relationship and had some great times as couples. D. recently reminded me of an exhilarating evening the four of us spent dancing at an early disco, and I reminded her about another at a venue where we drank beer and threw peanut shells on the floor, listening to what D. called “the world’s greatest banjo player that she would follow to the ends of the earth.” I vividly remember wishing they could accompany each other during the pool games in the basement while D. played ragtime on the rinky-tink piano. Is it happening now?


We were not prepared for the gradual feelings of discontent that occurred in the midst of  changes in the social climate and the expanding opportunities for women occurring in those years, that took a toll on our marital and social relationships. We made our way through, but at a cost. I wonder if we were born to soon. I wonder if our grandchildren wonder the same. Through the years we maintained infrequent contact, but our sisterly bonds remained strong. The last time I spent time with D. was when we met Sharon in Lawrence for a K.U. alumni event and Miller Hall alumni tea in April of 2007. It was as if we had never been apart. We spent hours before sleep in the the motel room I shared with D. bringing each other up to date on our lives.


When I talked to D. a week or so before she died, she told me of her diagnosis and prognosis, and we had a very honest and heartfelt talk about the implications.But we also laughed about some of our trespasses of the house rules Mother Roach, housemother at Miller Hall, tried to enforce and some of the trouble we got in back in those days when it was lots easier to get in trouble (e.g., the time some of us had to visit with the Dean of Women the next fall because we had been with a group who had spent the last night of the previous spring semester celebrating at nearby Lone Star Lake). We still felt smug about the many times we didn’t get caught violating rules and curfews. I am heartened by the memory of D.’s distinctive giggly laugh in that last conversation we had.


Reflecting on the relative impact and regard for the many people I have loved in my seventy-five years of life, I realize that the bond I shared with D. Ann is one of the dozen or so that have endured the passage of time and geographical separation. I hope this holds true for our future.