Dorothy "Dottie" (Rickard) Jahraus (1929 - 2018)

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Dorothy "Dottie" Jahraus, 88, of Farina, died on Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018, at her home.
Services celebrating her life will be held at 1 p.m. on Monday at Friedens United Church of Christ in Farina, with the Rev. Zack Garrett officiating. The family will gather to meet friends from 11 a.m. until time of services on Monday at the church, open to the public. A private family burial will take place at a later date. Memorials: Farina Volunteer Ambulance or Friedens United Church of Christ. Rankin Funeral Home in Farina was in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Jahraus was born on Aug. 6, 1929, in Maryville, Mo., the daughter of Rolland and Elva I. (Swaney) Rickard. She married Donald F. Jahraus on Dec. 9, 1949, in Vancouver, Wash.; he preceded her in death on May 19, 1999.
Dottie had worked for several years for the Farina Water Department as a collector. She loved to work in both her flower gardens and planting flowers for the beautification of Farina itself. She was a devoted member of Friedens United Church of Christ in Farina, and was active in the Farina Red Hat Society. Though of small build, she was tall in stature and mighty in will.
She is survived by her sons, Mikel Jahraus of Farina, and Larry Jahraus and his wife Cheryl of Vandalia; daughter-in-law, Diane Jahraus of Effingham; grandchildren, Joshua Jahraus and special friend Jessica, Micha Brasel and her husband Klayton; Zachary Jahraus, Alison Conant and her husband Scott, and her grandson Lucas; great-grandchildren, Alex, Adalyn, Sawyer and Jayden. Also left to mourn her passing is her sister, Louella Childress of Ventura, Calif.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; brothers, Howard and Gerald Rickard; and a grandson, Bret Jahraus.
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Published in The Leader-Union from Jan. 7 to Jan. 17, 2018