by Columbia Tribune

Republished from the Columbia Tribune, May 16, 2024

Dolores was one of two daughters born to Carl and Berthenia Denny on a farm A dozen miles southeast of Clinton, Mo. She attended a one-room school and graduated from Clinton High School in 1955.

She married Bill Clark on August 11, 1955, and the marriage produced five children, all of whom survive. She attended the University of Missouri, finally graduating with a degree in art education after her children were in school.

Dolores was very active in Girl Scouts, the Unitarian-Universalist Church, the Columbia and state Audubon Societies, and is remembered for the roles she played in the integration of our city in the 1960s.

She is survived by her sister, Sandra (Burton) Koelkebeck, her husband, her five children – Sean (Stephanie), Michael (Chris), Kelly Anderson, Kerry (Pieter Los), and Casey Clark, plus grand-children Jonathan Anderson, Ciara, Caelen, Kayla and Erin Clark – and the last two of a lifelong menagerie of pets – Joey the Cat and Big Moe, her Golden Lab.

No funeral services will be held. A celebration of life will be scheduled at a later date.