Dorothy Mae Burnett, age 74 of Joplin, Mo., passed away early Sunday, June 14, 2020 at her home surrounded by her loving family.
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Dorothy was born on December 14, 1945 in Independence, Mo., the daughter of Arthur and Gudrun (Sandvick) Johnson. A long-time area resident, Dorothy worked in Human Resources at Freeman Hospital for 15 years, followed by 15 years in a doctor’s office at St. John’s/Mercy Hospital before retiring in 2011.
Dorothy’s friends and coworkers called her Dee. Dee was an avid flower gardener and bird watcher. She was a devoted member and ordained priest of Community of Christ Church, a church she whole heartedly loved.
She married Bob Burnett on February 26, 1966, he survives. Additional survivors include a daughter, Whitney Outain of Joplin; a son, Scott Burnett of Denver, Co.; two brothers, Gordon Johnson and wife Donna of Pleasant Hill, Mo., Ronald Johnson and wife Martha of Tolland, Ct.; and two granddaughters, Abbey Outain and Annie Outain.
Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents and by a brother, Glen Johnson.
Graveside services have been scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Friday, June 19, 2020 at Mount Hope Cemetery in Webb City, Mo. The family will receive friends during a time of visitation prior to the service starting at 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Joplin Community of Christ Church and may be entrusted to the mortuary.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Mason-Woodard Mortuary & Crematory.