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Thursday, June 8, 2017

Obituary - Dorothy F. Koch

Dorothy F. Koch
Dorothy F. Koch, age 86, of Cabot, Arkansas passed away June 5, 2017 at Greystone Nursing & Rehabilitation in Cabot, Arkansas. Visitation will be held from 10-12, Friday, June 9, 2017 at Cullen Funeral Home in Raymore, Missouri. 

Graveside Service will take place at 4:00 p.m., Friday, June 9 at the Pleasant Mound Cemetery in Osceola, Missouri. Memorial Contributions may be given to Children’s International, 2000 E. Red Bridge Road, Kansas City, MO 64131.

Dorothy flew home to the Lord on June 5, 2017 in Cabot Arkansas. Dorothy was born February 4, 1931 to Harry and Beulah (Hicks) Rinard in Osceola, Missouri. Dorothy married Edward Clayton Leabo December 25, 1948. To this union six children were born and one stillborn daughter, Edward Clayton, Jr., Leroy Franklin, Victoria May, Christina Fay, and Terry Allen. In later years she married Henry Koch.

Dorothy was employed for 41 years at Children’s International. Her career with Children’s International allowed her to travel the world. Dorothy visited the holy land of Israel, France, England, Guatemala, Ecuador, as well as the entire United States. Because of her many years of great service, Children’s International honored Dorothy by opening the “Dorothy Koch’s Library of Hope” in Colombia, South America.

Her hobbies included playing cards, boating and fishing in her pond or any body of water she could put her pole and line in. She was an avid Royals fan and attended many games. Most importantly, Dorothy was a faithful Southern Baptist and a member of the Coleman Baptist Church.

Dorothy was lovingly taken care of by her daughter, Victoria for the last six years of her life.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents, both husbands, two children, and brother, Harry (Doc) Rinard. She is survived by her sisters, Dee Dee, Betty, Jerry, sister-in-law, Ruby, daughters, Victoria and Christina; sons, Leroy and Terry, 10 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren, and one expected; many nieces and nephews and a great host of friends.