Cover photo for Dorothy J. Rudy's Obituary
Dorothy J. Rudy Profile Photo
1944 Dorothy J. Rudy 2023

Dorothy J. Rudy

May 4, 1944 — December 18, 2023

Independence, MO

Dorothy J. Rudy, lovingly known as Jody, peacefully passed away on December 18, 2023, leaving behind a legacy of love and devotion. She was born in Higginsville, Missouri on May 4, 1944, to the late Orlando C. and Alta E. Fairchild.

After graduating from Fort Osage High School, Dorothy dedicated herself to her family. She found great joy in being a homemaker, nurturing her daughters and creating a warm and loving environment for them to thrive. As her daughters grew older, she began a new chapter in her life, joining Walmart where she worked diligently for over 25 years.

Dorothy's proudest accomplishment was undoubtedly her marriage to Donald Rudy.  They stood side by side for 47 remarkable years until his passing in 2010. 

In her free time, Dorothy found solace in various hobbies and interests that brought immense joy to her life. She enjoyed playing dominos and cards with friends and family, tending to her beautiful flower and vegetable gardens with great care, and listening to the soulful tunes of Conway Twitty. Above all else, spending time with her grandchildren held a special place in her heart.

Dorothy's memory will forever be cherished by those who survive her: her daughters, Donna (Marvin) Herman, Kim (Vince Haley) Wilson, Pam (Bill) Wade; nine adoring grandchildren, and ten precious great-grandchildren. She also leaves behind her beloved brother Jesse Wayne (Donna) Fairchild.  She is preceded in death by her parents; her beloved husband, Donald; brother, Charles Fairchild and her sisters Norma Thompson and Sharon Kay Welch. 

A visitation will be held on December 26, 2023, from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Carson-Speaks Chapel located at 1501 W Lexington Ave.; Independence, Missouri. A funeral service will follow on December 27, 2023, at 10:00 AM at the same location. The burial will follow at Mt. Washington Cemetery.

As we come together to celebrate the life of Dorothy J. Rudy, let us remember her with smiles and laughter – for those were the moments she cherished most. 
 
To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Dorothy J. Rudy, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Tuesday, December 26, 2023

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Funeral Service

Wednesday, December 27, 2023

Starts at 10:00 am (Central time)

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Graveside Service

Wednesday, December 27, 2023

Starts at 11:30 am (Central time)

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Guestbook

Visits: 257

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree