Dorothy M. Cawthorn, age 91, of Monett, Mo., passed from this life on Friday, July 6, 2012 while at Benchmark Healthcare in Monett. Dorothy was born on Dec. 1, 1920 in Monett, the daughter of the late Louis J. Balden and Rena (Price) Balden. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Monett.
On Aug. 18, 1939, Dorothy and Melvin Cawthorn were united in marriage. He preceded her in death. To this union, one son was born. Dorothy is survived by her son, Richard Cawthorn, of Broken Arrow, Okla.; and one brother, Bob Balden, of Monett; as well as several nieces and nephews.
Graveside services for Mrs. Cawthorn will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, July 9, 2012 at I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Monett with Reverend Paul Lanning officiating. Memorial contributions have been requested to Loaves and Fishes in care of the funeral home.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Buchanan Funeral Home, Monett, Mo.