October 8, 1935 – November 3, 2016
Mother Dorothy Spearman, 81, was a loving Mother, Grandmother, Great-grandmother and Aunt, born in Hope, Arkansas on October 8, 1935 to R. B. and Lillian (Mitchell) Watson. She was educated in the public schools of Arkansas and developed to be a wonderful home maker.
Dorothy arrived in Kansas City, Missouri in 1957 with her daughters, Lillian and Lola. Lola preceded her in death. She later married, Hillary Spearman in 1971.
Dorothy worked as a caregiver until assuming the role of full time home maker. She found joy in cooking meals for her family, decorating, sewing and arts & crafts.
Mother Spearman’s strong faith in God lead her to become an ordained Minister. She loved sharing the Word of God with others and praying for those who had no hope, the destitute and less fortunate. She was always willing to help any and every one in need.
Mother Spearman not only extended her love to her children, grandchildren, nephews, and nieces, she also embraced her pets as members of the family. She was a very noble and honest woman who became a mother to many.
She departed this life on Thursday, November 3, 2016 at Swope Ridge Nursing Home. Her parents, R.B. and Lilian Watson, one sister, Anabelle Bowles, husband, Hillary Spearman, daughter, Lola Watson and grandson, Mason Smith all preceded her in death.
She leaves to cherish her memory her children Lillian Watson, Hillary Spencer Watson, Ralph Watson and Steven Watson; one sister, Frances Watson; twenty-two grandchildren; twenty-two great-grandchildren; best friend, Odessa Bell and a host of nephews, nieces, cousins and friends.