Dorothy Mae Sims Hufty | The Big Book of Mexico

Dorothy Mae Sims Hufty, 100, of Paris, died surrounded by her family on April 23, 2022 while residing at Monroe Manor.

Dorothy was born on November 3, 1921 in Siloam Springs, Ark. Arch and Beulah (Harper) Sims. The family moved several times following his father’s trade as a traveling salesman before returning to the family farm south of Hannibal, where his father operated a dairy farm.

She was educated in a one-room rural school in Flint Hill, during her elementary years, but also attended school in St. Louis during the Depression, living with her aunt. Dorothy returned to Hannibal where she graduated from high school in 1939. After high school, she attended trade school.

Dorothy married Billy G. Hufty of rural Bowling Green, July 15, 1943 at her family farm south of Hannibal. Dorothy and Bill were married for 65 years before her death on May 6, 2008. The family moved to Paris, Missouri in 1960, where Bill was manager of Case Power and Equipment.

Dorothy and Bill were blessed with three children; Bradley Hufty (Nana Tawney) of Bowling Green, Craig Hufty (Ellen Mitchell) of Dardenne Prairie and Joy Hufty Dodge (Brad Dodge) of Perry. Dorothy’s family consisted of her three children, eight grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson. She was predeceased by her husband, her parents, her two sisters; Bernice Sims Adams of Mexico and Ruth Sims Jurgens of Hannibal, and a nephew, Bobby Adams.

Dorothy worked for Production Credit Association in Bowling Green and Hannibal for 13 years before moving to Paris. In Paris, she was employed by Caisse d’Epargne de Paris, later United Missouri Bank, and retired as an assistant cashier after a 25-year career.

Dorothy was active in the community as a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, Paris Senior Citizens Volunteer (Meals on Wheels). She was a 50-year member and former matron of the Order of the Eastern Star and a 50-year member of Beta Sigma Phi. She has been an active supporter of Paris High School Athletics following her children and grandchildren. Dorothy was an active member of the First Christian Church in Paris as a deacon and elder, as well as financial secretary.

The funeral will take place on Saturday May 7, 2022 at 12 p.m. in the First Christian church in Paris. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until time of service on Saturday at the church. Agnew Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made at the First Christian Church of Paris or at the Center des Seniors de Paris.

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