Arthie “Dot” Dunkle

Arthie “Dot” Dunkle

Arthie “Dot” Dunkle, 82, Palmyra, Mo., passed away Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019, at Maple Lawn Nursing Home in Palmyra.      

Dot was born Nov. 29, 1936, in Daytona Beach, Fla., to Arthur Lester and Cumon Hicks Myers. She was married to Charles Edward Dunkle on May 5, 1961 in Alexandria, Va.  He preceded her in death on April 17, 2009.

Survivors include her son, Thomas Ray Priest, Jr. (Valerie), Maryland; daughter, Penelope Ahar, Maryland; step- daughter, Charlene (Leon) Corey, Valmeyer, Ill.; grandchildren, Charles Eric Steven Dunkle and Cody Hardwick; step-grandson, Scott Corey; and numerous nieces, nephews and extended family members.

Dot was also preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Charla Rene’ Hardwick; three brothers, Fremon, Dean and Lairy Myers, and a step-grandson, Travis Corey.

Dot was always a happy and joyful person to her friends and family.  As a lover of all flowers, she adored spending time in her flower garden.  

Dot and her husband loved to spend time together fishing whenever the opportunity arose. She also loved puzzles and adult coloring books.

Country music was her favorite and would listen to it whenever she had a chance.

Dot was Pentecostal by faith.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 7, at Lewis Brothers Funeral Chapel in Palmyra. Burial will follow at Greenwood Cemetery in Palmyra. Rev. Robert Axton will officiate.

Pallbearers will be Kevin Spalding, Steve Dunkle, John Buckman, Howard Kroeger, Derek O’ Brien and Andy Kroeger. 

Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m., Wednesday, Aug. 7, at Lewis Brothers Funeral Chapel.

Memorials may be made to The National Kidney Foundation.

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