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Dorothy Mae McNiel

December 2, 1933 October 5, 2018
Dorothy Mae McNiel
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Obituary for Dorothy Mae McNiel

Dorothy Mae McNiel, 84, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday, October 5, 2018 at her home in Bonnerdale, Arkansas. She was born December 2, 1933, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, to Lynn and Viola Jordan. From her birth until her passing, Dorothy nourished people with faith, love, poetry and cups of coffee. On December 5, 1952, she married Pat Leroy McNiel at The Little Brown Church in Nashua, Iowa. She graduated from Mount Mercy University in Cedar Rapids, Iowa with a Bachelor in Science. After moving to Arkansas, Dorothy inspired numerous students while teaching earth science and biology for the Hot Springs School District from 1977 until she retired. Dorothy cherished raising her family and caring for God’s creation through gardening.

She enjoyed scrapbooking, watching basketball, and playing cards and board games. She was passionate about keeping up with family and friends through handwritten letters and birthday cards.

Left to honor Dorothy and remember her love are Dorothy’s husband of 65 years, Pat McNiel; sons, Gary McNiel, and Larry (Karen) McNiel; daughter chosen by love, Betty (Delmar) Pepple; three grandchildren: Justin (Heather) McNiel, Chelsey (Marlon) Louzeiro, and Cheri (Chad) Richard; two great-grandchildren: Johnathon Richard and Jenessa Richard.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents and 10 siblings. Dorothy will be remembered for her love of learning, genuine hospitality and kindness. She was a blessing to the various communities and churches she served.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, October 13, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at Caruth-Hale Funeral Home, 155 Section Line Rd., Hot Springs. Burial will follow at Mazarn Chapel Cemetery, 432 Mt. Moriah Rd., Bonnerdale. The family will greet friends from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Friday, October 12 at Caruth-Hale Funeral Home in Hot Springs.

The McNiel family would like to extend our gratitude to the employees at Hospice of Central Arkansas for their attentiveness and loving care.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Hospice Promise Foundation at 835 Central Ave., Suite 301, Hot Springs, Arkansas 71901.


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Visitation

Friday

12

Oct

5:00 PM 10/12/2018 5:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 10/12/2018 7:00:00 PM
Caruth-Hale Funeral Home

155 Section Line Road
Hot Springs, AR 71913

Caruth-Hale Funeral Home
155 Section Line Road Hot Springs 71913 AR
United States

Funeral Service

Saturday

13

Oct

10:00 AM 10/13/2018 10:00:00 AM
Caruth-Hale Funeral Home

155 Section Line Road
Hot Springs, AR 71913

Caruth-Hale Funeral Home
155 Section Line Road Hot Springs 71913 AR
United States
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