In loving memory of

Dorothy L. Gray
June 27, 1926 - January 7, 2022

Dorothy L. Gray
Williamsfield - Dorothy Gray, 95, of Williamsfield, formerly of Cape Girardeau, Mo and Canton, passed away at 8:15 am, Friday, January 7, 2022 in Wilsonville, AL. She was born on June 27, 1926 in Cape Girardeau to Arthur and Helen (Bertling) Kelpe. She married James F. Gray on June 14, 1945 in Cape Girardeau, MO. He preceded her in death. Also preceding her in death were her parents, one brother, two sisters, one son-in-law, three brother-in-laws, two sister-in-laws and one niece.
Surviving are three daughters; Nancy (Robert) Kinzer of Wilsonville, AL, Katherine (J.D.) Pratt of Williamsfield and Jamie (Bruce) Hobson of Warrenton, MO, two brothers; Gerald (Bonnie) Kelpe and James (Jeannie) Kelpe both of Cape Girardeau, MO, nine grandchildren, nineteen great-grandchildren, six great-great- grandchildren, three step grandchildren, and two step great grandchildren.
Dorothy worked as an LPN at Graham Hospital in Canton and OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria. She also co-owned Dog-N-Suds in Cape Girardeau with her husband.
Private family services will be held at a later date at Oaks-Hines Funeral Home in Canton. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery in Canton. Memorials can be made to either Trinity Lutheran Church or St. Jude Children's Hospital. To leave online condolences please visit


Larry Avery wrote on Jan 25, 2022:

"Been many years ago at GHA working around her. She was kind and pleasant to be around. "

toni powers wrote on Jan 22, 2022:

"I worked with Dorothy, many years ago, on 2 E AT Graham. Always kind, helpful, and a very good nurse.As years went by, I went to school with her daughter, who was the same. I am so sorry for your loss Kathy. Condolences to you and your family."

Ed Goodwin wrote on Jan 17, 2022:

"She was a great lady . Mom always enjoyed having coffee and visiting with her. Now they are having there coffee again together."

Mindy Eubanks wrote on Jan 15, 2022:

"Love you Aunt Dot! I will miss you everyday! "

Bonnie Kelpe wrote on Jan 12, 2022:

"I loved Dorothy as a sister, not an in-law. She will be greatly missed. "

Janet Edmonds wrote on Jan 12, 2022:

"My heartfelt condolences and prayers to the family, Your family was truly blessed to have shared so many years and Dorothy may those memories bring you peace and solace during the days ahead as you think of her, May the God of all comfort support each of you during your time of bereavement. "

Bri wrote on Jan 11, 2022:

"I can remember all the times the family got together at grannys house it was good times she loved her babies and All her grandbabies she loved her family its her best memory ? may you Rest In Peace granny i love you??"