November 07, 2012
Dorothy "Dot" Marple, 79, of Sunnyside went to be in the arms of her Savior on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012.
She was born Sept. 17, 1933 in Kansas to Jesse and Margaret Cammel. She attended Catholic school until she transferred to Northeast High School in Lincoln, Neb. in the ninth grade. While attending high school, she met the love of her life, Joe. They were married in August of 1951, after she graduated from high school.
The following year Dot and Joe welcomed their first child Diane. In 1955 the family moved from Nebraska to Grandview, where they bought the Stover farm and called it home for more than 55 years. In 1958 Dot and Joe brought home their son Greg and their family was complete.
Dot was a homemaker during the 1960s but found time to teach baton.
She started the Grandview Firettes in 1962 taking "her girls" around the world to international twirling competitions in England, Italy, France, Spain, Mexico and Hawaii. In 1980 Dot decided to retire her batons and take up selling antiques. Joe built her an antique shop at the farm but she moved to downtown Grandview in 1983. She expanded her business in the early 1990s opening booths at Yesterday's Village and Issaquah Antique Mall.
Dot was best known for her gift of gab, keeping her change in her bra in which she often had a red lipstick or keys there too. She will be missed, but never forgotten.
Dot is survived by her husband, Joseph Marple; sister, Judy Cammel; son, Greg Marple and his children, Charity (Josh) Carpino and Joey (Angela) Marple; her granddaughter, Elizabeth "Buffy" (Robert Frank) Alba; her great-grandchildren, Brandy Ridenour, Brittany Ridenour, Kennedy Moore, Gage Marple, Gavin Marple and Violet Marple; and one great-great-granddaughter, Kassidy Folden.
Memorial services in remembrance of Dot will be held Friday, Nov. 9, 2012, at 1 p.m. at Grandview Church of the Nazarene.
Those wishing to sign Dorothy's on-line memorial book may do so at www.funeralhomesmith.com
Smith Funeral Home Ltd. and Crematory in Grandview is in charge of arrangements.