Dorothy “Dot” Crist
Dorothy “Dot” Crist, 89 of Butler, passed away November 2, 2019 at Medicalodge of Butler. Funeral services were held at 11:00 AM Tuesday, November 5, 2019 at Mullinax Funeral Home (660-679-0009) in Butler with Pastors Ron Dunlap and Sharla Hulsey officiating. Visitation was be prior to services from 10-11 AM at the funeral home. Burial followed services in Oak Hill Cemetery, Butler. Memorial contributions are suggested to Heartland Hospice or First Christian Church in Butler. Messages and memories for the family may be left online at www.mullinaxfuneralhome.com.
Dorothy was born January 16, 1930 in Schell City, Missouri, daughter of George and Mary “Helen” (Murphy) Ensor. She graduated from Butler High School in 1948, and was united in marriage to Francis “Raymond” Crist on November 25, 1950. Their union brought them two daughters.
Dot was a stay at home mom until her daughters entered school. She then worked as a cook at the school until the girls graduated. She then drove a truck with Raymond for a couple of years before going to work at Wal-Mart from which she retired after 17 years.
Dot loved to be outdoors and she was happiest riding her Snapper lawn mower. She had a big garden and loved growing flowers, and picking up pecans.
Her family was her greatest joy. She loved spending time with her husband, daughters, two grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. She was a great mom and grandma. Dot also enjoyed sewing and crocheting. She made most of her girls’ clothes growing up, and crocheted many blankets and pot holders.
Dot was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Charles Ensor and Dale Ensor. She is survived by her husband Raymond Crist, daughters Gayle Stark and Debbie Goldammer; grandchildren Heather Goldammer and Clayton Stark; sister Georgia Crist; and numerous nieces and nephews.