Dorothy Jeanne Honeck, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, aunt, and friend passed away peacefully at the age of 91 on June 13, 2023. Her departure leaves behind a void in the hearts of all who knew her, but her memory will forever be cherished.
Born on November 2, 1931, outside of Van Buren, Arkansas, Dorothy was the eldest daughter of Milton and Norma Brownlee. She developed a strong sense of family values, kindness, and compassion from her parents and their community. She revered her parents her entire life.
Dorothy married the love of her life, Howard Honeck in 1963. Together, they raised three children: Jan, Kathy, and Ken. Dorothy’s legacy lives on through her children, their spouses, her grandchildren, and their spouses. She leaves behind a loving family whose lives have been made better by her love, presence, and example. Her stories of travel, cats, and family will live with us forever, as will her love of taking frequent walks through most of her 80s. She will always bring a smile to our faces.
Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents, Milton and Norma, and her husband, Howard. She is survived by her brother, Milton Brownlee, Jr., and his wife, Barbara; her daughter, Jan Rudow, and her husband, James; her son Ken Honeck, and his wife Sara; her granddaughter Megan Blacklidge; her granddaughter Mallory Outly and her husband, Zach; her grandson, Foster Honeck, and his wife, Natalie; and her granddaughter, Zoe Honeck.
She lived a good, full life. We say goodbye to Dorothy (a/k/a Mom, Grandmother, Aunt Dorothy, Dottie, Dorothy Jeanne) less with the sadness of our loss than with the fullness of her spirit and bounty of her kindness. She was the last survivor of her generation for all her direct descendants, but she leaves at a time when the family will soon welcome a new generation with the birth of her first great-grandchild. The new generation will fittingly benefit from the foundation of how Dorothy lived her life.
Rest in peace. May her memory be a blessing.
Visitation will begin at 10:00 am, followed by a service celebrating Dorothy’s life at 11:00 am, Saturday, June 17, at Park Lawn Northland Chapel, I-35 at State Route 291, Liberty, MO. Burial will follow at Glenridge Cemetery.