Funeral services for Dorothy Anderson, 80, of Purcell will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, January 5, 2023 at the Wilson-Little Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will be at Hillside Cemetery in Purcell under the direction of the Wilson-Little Funeral Home in Purcell.
Mrs. Anderson passed away Friday, December 30, 2022.
Dorothy Jo Mantooth was born July 30, 1942 in Purcell, the fourth of five daughters born to John Russell Mantooth and Etta Roberta Mantooth. Dorothy was raised in Purcell and attended school there, graduating with the Dragon Class of 1960.
Dorothy worked for Western Electric for a short time, and as a receptionist for C.L. Boyd in Oklahoma City. Her sister Sharon intoduced her to a young man from Wayne named Lloyd Wayne Anderson. They were the perfect couple and the rest as they say, is history. Dorothy and Lloyd were married on July 7, 1967 in Oklahoma City. By 1970, they had settled in Purcell where they raised their children, son Paul and daughters, Teka and Shana.
Dorothy worked tirelessly as a homemaker, caring and providing for their every need. She stayed active in her community by volunteering in 4-H, the Booster Club, and the Junior Miss Pageant. She volunteered at Purcell Hospital whenever needed, and was coordinator for the Hospital Auxillary for more than 42 years. She was a member of the Purcell PO, the Redbud Club and Petal Pushers.
Whatever activities her children were involved in, Dorothy made it a point to be involved. And when she became a grandmother, she followed her grandchildren in various activities, drama and sports, and she was their biggest fan.
Dorothy was very crafty, and enjoyed painting, and especially porcelain China. She was a member of the World Organization of China Painters (WOCP), held several state offices including President, worked as a demonstrator and a teacher, and judged for many years at the State Fair. She was a woman of great faith and longtime member of the 9th & Pierce Church of Christ. She will be dearly missed!
She was preceded in death by her son, Paul Russell Anderson; her parents, Russell and Roberta Mantooth and two sisters, Betty Ozment and Sharon Anderson.
Dorothy is survived by her loving husband Lloyd Anderson of the home; daughters, Teka Dawn Anderson-O’Connell of Purcell and Shana DeAnn Glasgow and husband, Todd, of Stillwater; two sisters, Rose McCurdy of Purcell and Connie Wells of Purcell; six grandchildren, Taylor Moffat and husband, Jacob, Morgan Stringer and husband, Brayden, Gentrey Anderson, Haden Russell Glasgow, Max Glasgow and Maggie Glasgow; two great-great grandchildren, Nora Moffat and Anderson Stringer; several nieces and nephews and a host of other family and friends.
Online condolences may be made at wilsonlittle.com.