Dorothy Ann James

Dorothy Ann James, age 86, a resident of Braymer, MO, passed away on Saturday, May 11, 2019, at NorthCare Hospice House in North Kansas City.

Dorothy was born the daughter of Ralph and Anna (Hargrave) Brown on Feb. 21, 1933, in Livingston County, north of Chillicothe. After high school, Dorothy went to business school in Davenport, IA, and played basketball all over the country, including Mexico City. She was united in marriage to R. Lee James of Breckenridge on Feb. 18, 1956. They were married 56 years. He preceded her in death on July 12, 2012.

Survivors include two daughters, June Kost of Blue Springs and Janice Hundley of Bogard; seven grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; and one sister, Sandra Brown of Chillicothe.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, R. Lee; one daughter, Janet James; and one sister, Shirley Jackson.

Funeral services will be held at the Lindley Pitts Funeral Home in Braymer on Wednesday, May 15, at 10:00 a.m. A scheduled visitation will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday, May 14, from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Friends may call at the funeral home in Braymer on Tuesday from noon until 8:00 p.m. Burial will be held at Evergreen Cemetery in Braymer. Memorial contributions may be made to Kansas City Hospice and Palliative Care, and may be left at or mailed to Lindley Funeral Home, P.O. Box 47, Chillicothe, MO 64601. Online condolences may be made at

Arrangements are under the direction of Lindley Pitts Funeral Home in Braymer.

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