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Dorothy Helen Alexander
(December 20, 1914 - January 28, 2013)

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Dorothy Helen Alexander

Dorothy Helen Alexander, 98, St. Louis, died Monday, January 28, 2013 at the St. Louis Altenheim. She was born on December 20, 1914 in Macon County, MO, the daughter of Sam and Velma Alexander who preceded her in death. Dorothy was also preceded in death by two brothers, Dorian and Donald; a sister-in-law Lorraine Alexander; and a niece Bobby Cornwell. Survivors include sister-in law Dorothy V. Alexander, Shelbyville; niece Mary Jane Goble and husband, Mike, Mustang, OK; nephew D.M. Alexander and wife, Marsha, Lee’s Summit, MO; niece Sue Ann Morrow and husband Lon, Mt. Pleasant, Iowa; niece Judy Rao and husband Pad, Fredericksburg, VA; fifteen great nieces and great nephews; twenty five great- great nieces and great-great nephews; cousin Kathleen Conway, Shelbina, MO, and numerous other cousins and friends. Dorothy grew up in Shelby County. Following high school graduation, Dorothy taught school, attended Chillicothe Business College and Culver Stockton College and worked in secretarial positions in Jefferson City and St. Louis. In 1942, Dorothy accepted a position as secretary at the St. Louis Ordinance District Gage Laboratory and worked there for several years. During World War II, Dorothy received an appointment by the U.S. Navy Civil Service and worked for the Navy Air Core near Pearl Harbor from 1945 through 1947. Following World War II, Dorothy returned to St. Louis and worked for the Bi-State Transit Company, formerly named the St. Louis Public Service Company. She served as secretary to the president of the company and retired from Bi-State in 1980, following thirty years of service. Dorothy continued to serve for many years as a realtor in St. Louis, where she specialized in residential properties. Dorothy was a very active and long term member of Union Avenue Christian Church in St. Louis, serving in various leadership roles. She represented her church at several World Conventions of Christian Churches including one in the 1970s in Australia. Dorothy enjoyed many regional, national, and international trips with dear friends and family members. Visitation is planned for Friday morning, February 1, 2013 at 9:30 –10:30 a.m. at the Greening-Eagan-Hayes Funeral Home in Shelbyville. A graveside service is planned following the visitation at the Shelbyville Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Union Avenue Christian Church, 733 Union Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63108-1037.

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