Obituaries: Dorothy Pirtle

Dorothy D. Pirtle, 93, of Moberly, Missouri and former resident of Bloomfield, Iowa passed away May 13, 2017 at her home. She was born September 19, 1923 in Moulton, Iowa to Otis and Ella Mae Randolph Davis. She married Carl Pirtle on August 16, 1941 in Kirksville, Missouri. She enjoyed traveling with her husband and was always proud of the jewelry he spoiled her with. Carl passed away on October 20, 2009.

Dorothy and her twin sister, Doris, were the best of friends and were always together. They shared a special bond that will be reunited in heaven as Doris has been waiting for Dorothy since December 5, 2014. Dorothy will greet her sister with a smile, painted fingernails, and probably a Diet Coke or R.C. Cola in hand, just like in life.

She is survived by a son, Jerry Pirtle of Moberly, Missouri; daughter, Janice (Cliff) Bierwagen of Gilbert, Arizona; four grandchildren, Rhonda Wright, Peggy Taylor, Kimberly Wegner, Christopher Wegner; three great-grandchildren, Ashley Peterson, Megan Wright, and Riley Zinnert; and a great-great-grandson on the way.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; three brothers; and two sisters.

Graveside services will be at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at the IOOF Cemetery in Bloomfield with Rev. Jack Knox officiating. Visitation will begin at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday with the family present to greet friends from 10-11:15 a.m. at the Wagler Funeral Home in Bloomfield. In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established to the Bloomfield Christian Church.