Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Obituary - Dorothy McCown

Dorothy McCown 86, of Butler, Missouri passed away Sunday, April 28, 2021 at Butler Center. Cremation, with private family inurnment services to take place at a later date. 

Arrangements entrusted to the Mullinax Funeral Home, Butler (660-679-0009). Messages of condolence may be left for the family at

Dorothy McCown was born December 31, 1934 in Birmingham, England to Albert Killworth and Winifred Stanworth. She grew up in England during WWII, and as a young girl she witnessed the bombing of England beginning in 1940. It was then that she was separated from her parents and sent to live with caretakers in a safe area.

As a young lady Dorothy lived and worked in Oxford, England until she moved to the United States to marry the love of her life Owen McCown.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband Owen in 2005, and sisters Mavis and Jean Killworth.

She is survived by her dear friends and adopted children Joyce and David Gray of Butler, MO., three grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, brother William Killworth of Birmingham, England, along with many nieces, nephews, and extended family members.

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