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Dortha Fugate, age 96, of rural El Dorado Springs, MO, passed away at her home on Thursday evening, July 28, 2016. Dortha was born September 4, 1919, in St. Clair County, MO, to Howard and Pearl (Cochran) Smith. Dortha attended the Union Point School through the eighth grade.
She married Buddy Fugate on December 3, 1934. They were married 46 years before Buddy’s passing in 1980. To their union seven children were born: Maurice, Jack, Judy, Sharron, Donna, Doug and an infant son (deceased at birth).
Dortha and Buddy lived their entire married lives on the farm, where she worked side by side with Buddy raising their children. She was an avid quilt maker and also enjoyed cross stitching and sewing.
Preceding her in death were her husband, Buddy; parents, Howard and Pearl Smith; an infant son; son, Jack Fugate; siblings, Ruby Alexander, Orville Smith, Ralph Smith and Georgia Amick; granddaughter, Tracey Greenstreet; and great-grandson, Jared Fugate.
Survivors include her children: Maurice (Ardella) Fugate, Judy (Bill) Fenzl, Donna (Wesley) Greenstreet, and Doug (Cyndee) Fugate, all of El Dorado Springs, MO, and Sharron (Tom) Toellner of Boonville, MO; fifteen grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.