Retired to Camdenton in 1996

Dorothy K. Houston of Camdenton passed away on March 28, 2013 at Lake Regional Hospital.

Dorothy was born September 20th, 1918 in Georgetown, MO to Sally E. (O’Bannon) Horan and James Horan. In 1923 the family moved to Kansas City, MO where Dorothy lived most of her life.

She married William L. Adkins and to this union was born three sons, William, Patrick, and Michael Adkins. Mrs. Adkins worked at the Lake City Arsenal and ten years at the Bendix Corporation of Kansas City.

In 1968, she married Charles Houston. They owned and operated a farm near Unionville, Mo., where she also worked a short time at Missouri Mining. In 1996 they retired and moved to Camdenton, Mo.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Charles Houston, four brothers, Jerome Horan, Thomas Horan, John Horan and Jim Horan of Kansas City and two sisters Lucille Helton of Kansas City and Helen Tobler of Anaheim, Ca.

Dorothy is survived by her sons William Adkins of Mountain Home, Arkansas, Patrick and Melba Adkins of Lake Ozark, Missouri and Michael and Cindy Adkins of Las Vegas, Nevada. Also surviving are 6 grandchildren; Larry Adkins, Michael Adkins, Karen Pringle, Julie Mosher, Tina Adkins and Tammy Adkins and several great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. Also surviving is two sister-in-laws Helen Horan and Delores Horan, numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

Visitation will be held Tuesday April 2 from 6-8 p.m. Hedges Scott Funeral Home Camdenton. Graveside Services at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday April 3rd 2013 at Jacksonville Missouri Veteran Cemetery, at Jacksonville, Missouri.

Burial will be with her beloved Charles at the Jacksonville Veteran Cemetery at Jacksonville, Mo.

Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded to the family at

Arrangements are under the care and direction of Hedges and Scott Funeral home in Camdenton, Mo.