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Dorothy Ann “Dolly” (Harris) Capps

Dorothy Ann “Dolly” (Harris) Capps was born July 2, 1946 in Kansas City, Kansas and departed this life on January 3, 2018 at Pleasant Hill Health and Rehabilitation Center in Pleasant Hill, Missouri at the age of 71 years, 6 months and 1 day.

She was the daughter of John Early and Dorothy Evangeline (Norris) Harris.

Dolly spent her younger years in Kansas City, Kansas where she attended Wyandotte High School. In 1962, Dolly was united in marriage with Royce Gerald Wilson. After their marriage, they lived in Kansas City, Kansas for a few years before moving to Palestine, Texas to make their home. Mr. Wilson passed away in 1972. After Mr. Wilson’s death, Dolly moved her family back to Shawnee, Kansas.

In 1978, after Dolly’s marriage to Thomas Delmar Capps, she moved to Pleasant Hill to make her home. Mr. Capps preceded Dolly in death in 1996.

Dolly worked as a cashier at EZ Stop in Pleasant Hill until the store permanently closed, she then took a position with Casey’s General Store in Pleasant Hill, where her outgoing and caring personality made her a favorite with the clientele. She intuitively knew when someone was having a bad day and would ask if she could give them a hug, trying her best to make their day brighter. 

Dolly was the matriarch of her family. She was a caring and loving wife, mother and grandmother and always went out of her way to do what was best for her family.

Dolly was a devoted and active member of the Open Door Full Gospel Church of Pleasant Hill.

In addition to her first husband, Royce Gerald Wilson and her second husband, Thomas Delmar Capps, Dolly was preceded in death by her parents, John and Dorothy Harris; four brothers, Jerry, Jack, Chuck and Earl Harris and two sisters, Susie Boggs and Laura Gochenhour.

She is survived by one son, William (Bill) Wilson and wife Kathy of Pleasant Hill, Missouri; one step-son, Mitchell Capps and wife Sara of Mobile, Alabama; three daughters, Jerri Harp and husband Max, and Wendy Wilson all of Pleasant Hill, Missouri, and Angela Slayden of Kingsville, Missouri; three step-daughters, Janice Jarrett and husband Mike of Raytown, Missouri, Patricia Grandfield and husband Steven of Warrensburg, Missouri and Cheryl Knapp and husband Robin of St. Joseph, Missouri; one sister, Helen Pearl Millican of Belton, Missouri; 7 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren, other relatives and many, many friends.

Funeral Services for Dorothy Ann “Dolly” Capps will be held 12:00 noon Friday, January 12, 2018 at the Wallace Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill with Pastor Dennis Gulley officiating. Casket Bearers will be Christopher (Ryan) Wilson, Brandon Wilson, Steven J. Wilson, Christopher McCabe, Robbie Harp and Joey Russell. Burial will be in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Thursday, January 11, 2018 at the funeral home.


8 Messages

  • Lewis and Becky Nickols Posted January 5, 2018 7:59 am

    Dolly was such a wonderful person and we have such good memories of her and Juanita living in their neighborhood. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you in this tough time.

  • Terri Robinette Posted January 5, 2018 3:13 pm

    I loved my Aunt Dolly and she loved everyone. I cannot recall a time where she did not say she loved me before ending our conversations. I also shall forever think of her as the woman with the biggest genuine smiles. I will miss you Aunt Dolly. M deepest condolences to her children (my cousins), grandchildren and great grandchildren. Much Love

  • Nora Phelps Posted January 5, 2018 7:13 pm

    My darling friend, when I moved to Pleasant Hill in 88 you were the best part of that move. You extended yourself out to me and from that point on you were there for me. We worked together for over 10 years you were there Every time I needed you. We laughed together we cried together and we never lost touch. If you didn’t hear from me you’d call me and vice versa. I tried to see you whenever I could when I came home once I moved to Texas and it was as if we were never apart. The last time I saw you was 2 years ago and you still had that beautiful smile. We will all miss you but we know you’re dancing a jig with the Lord. Love you my friend

  • Candi Reid Posted January 5, 2018 11:59 pm

    Aunt Dolly was a very special woman, and one of the strong Harris women that I had the opportunity to see as role-models. She modeled family values, work values, and how to be a good person. “It is what it is”, she would say with a smile, as she helped me through some life turmoil. She loved with all her heart, and I will forever miss her. Garth will forever reserve a dance you lovely lady!

  • Veronica Corlew Posted January 6, 2018 10:49 am

    Dolly had an amazing family. I know that she will be missed by her family and friends. Shalom to all that knew Dolly and her family.

  • Tonya O’Brien Posted January 6, 2018 3:19 pm

    I’m sorry for your loss. Your mother sounds like a great lady. May Yahweh be with you all and comfort…Shalom to all that are grieving.

  • Rita Winfrey Posted January 9, 2018 10:36 am

    My sweet friend Dolly Capps will be missed greatly by our family!! I first came to know her when i was working at EZ Stop. She helped show me the ropes basically. She truly had a beautiful attitude about life in general and always had a smile or a hug to give all those who needed one!! Her kindness extended beyond her job. She practically knew everyone in town and they knew her. You just could not be around Dolly without feeling a little happier because her positiveness about life was catchy!!! No matter what you was going through, if you shared it with Dolly, she always seem to find something positive you could take from it. I really loved that about her.. I saw her in the summer of 2016 and was getting ready for another visit. We are going to miss you Dolly!!! We love you!!!

  • Cindy Evans Posted January 10, 2018 12:03 pm

    Aunt Dolly was someone I looked up to! She was always kind and loving. I saw her as a great mom! Also very loving as a aunt to many and especially a sister to my mom . She had the biggest warmest smile ! I here she was a awesome grandma as well. I wanted a marriage like Aunt Dolly and Uncle Toms! I feel very fortunate to have had so many great role models!! Aunt Dolly will be missed … But she she has left a legacy of loving children and grandchildren!

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