Dorothy M. Pugh

Born: Thu., Jul. 17, 1924
Died: Mon., Oct. 5, 2015

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   Dorothy M. Pugh, 91, of Quincy, died at 5:02 a.m.  Monday (October 5, 2015) in her home.

   Born July 17, 1924 in Shelby County, Missouri, Dorothy was the daughter of Ennis E. and Ona Mae Bevill Staggs.  She married Cecil E. Pugh on April 19, 1942 in Palmyra, Missouri.  He preceded her in death on April 24, 2002.

   Dorothy was a member of Faith Christian Church.  An avid St. Louis Cardinals fan, Dorothy also enjoyed listening to Country music, watching the birds in her yard and caring for her pet cats. Dorothy loved to travel. She and Cecil made trips to 49 States, many trips to Branson and several trips in their 1933 Ford as members of the Mississippi Valley Historical Antique Auto Club.

   Dorothy had been employed at Moorman Manufacturing, drove a school bus for many years and helped her mother in her business, Ona's Cafe.  For many years, Dorothy stayed at home to raise her family.    

   Survivors include a son, Douglas Lee Pugh of Urbana, IL; two daughters, Judith Pennock (Charles) of Corpus Christi, TX and Lori Odijk (Andre') of Affton, MO; eight grandchildren, Kevin Harness, Kim Harper (Dennis), Connie Harness, Cathy Garcia (John), Kent Harness (Becky), Dana Richardson (David), Angela Odijk and Pascal Odijk;  thirteen great grandchildren; two great great grandchildren; a brother, Edward Staggs (Connie) of Ewing, MO; and many loving nieces and nephews.

   Mrs. Pugh was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Cecil; a daughter, Jeanne Long; and a sister, Betty McConnell.

   At Dorothy's request, funeral services will be Private.  Burial will be in Greenmount Cemetery.

   The Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

   Memorials may be made to the Blessing Foundation for Hospice or St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital.

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Cindy Knoblock
   Posted Tue October 06, 2015
I just wanted to say that it was sure a pleasure and a privilege to have known Dorothy. I'm thankful for the opportunity to take care of her and love her. I will miss sending her cards and talking with her on the phone. She was a great woman and I learned a lot from her. Prayers for the family and I'm glad she's finally out of pain and in a much better place. I will see you again soon my kitty loving friend and I look forward to that day! Love to all, Cindy

Tom Weiss
   Posted Tue October 13, 2015
Doug and Lori,

I'm very saddened to read about your mom. I so very much enjoyed reconnecting with her on my visits a few years ago when I had my place in Quincy. She was the same kind, interesting, and engaging person that I knew from 30 years ago. The only thing missing was her having Cindy "speak".

Hope you are both well and take care.

Tom Weiss

Vickey Marten Haxel
   Posted Thu October 15, 2015
You have my condolences on the passing of your mom. Hugsssss to you my dear friend!

Patti McNay
   Posted Fri October 16, 2015
Dear Doug,
I am saddened to read about the passing of your mom. In reading Dorothy's obituary I saw that Ed Staggs was her brother. He is a dear friend of my fathers. Even up to a couple of years ago, Ed would head over to Quincy on his motorcycle and they would join up at Maid Rite their favorite haunt. I didn't know that you were his nephew, but all of you have that witty personality and inner happiness. I should of guessed!
I hope that your Uncle Ed continues to improve as he deals with health issues and that all of your family finds comfort in the loving memories of your mother as you reflect on her life.
My deepest sympathy to you and your family,
Patti McNay

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