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Dorothy B. Lovinger

August 29, 1917 — November 28, 2016

Dorothy B. Lovinger, age 99, of Columbia, Missouri, passed away November 28, 2016 at the Lenoir Care Center in Columbia.
She was born August 29, 1917 in Denver, Colorado, daughter of Eddo B. and Lula (McCracken) Blackburn. The family moved to Hot Springs, Montana, where Dorothy grew up. She met Warren C. Lovinger at Western Montana State College, Dillon, Montana, where both were students. They married in Hot Springs on August 14, 1937, and immediately became team teachers at the Monarch, Montana school. Both of their daughters were born in Montana. World War II led to many moves for Dorothy and the girls as they followed Warren to his different Navy home ports on the Atlantic Coast. Post-war, she helped support the family as a typist while Warren completed his doctorate at Columbia University of New York City. In 1951, the family settled in Aberdeen, South Dakota, where Dr. Lovinger became the President of Northern State College. While there, Dorothy completed her Master's degree and had their son. In 1956, the family moved to Warrensburg, Missouri where Warren Sr. was President of Central Missouri State University for 23 years. Dorothy was very active as the First Lady of CMSU, hosting countless events and serving as president of several university and community organizations. In 1979, Warren and Dorothy retired to their farm near Stover, Missouri. They enjoyed 25 very active years as farmers, volunteers, and leaders in their church and community. After Warren's death in 2006, Dorothy lived in Columbia, Missouri, most recently at the Lenoir Care Center. She was always a devoted advocate for her husband, children, grandchildren, and great- grandchildren.
Survivors include her three children and their spouses, Patricia M. Schutjer and Rev. Clifford Schutjer of Phoenix, Arizona; W. Jeanie Peters and David Peters of Waverly, Missouri; Warren C. Lovinger, Jr. and Marilyn Lovinger of Nevada, Missouri. Eleven grandchildren include Bryan Schutjer, Karin Schutjer Alpers, Kristi Schutjer Mance, Paul Peters, Cheryl Reeves, Bruce Wilson, Bradley Peters, Sarah Florio, Thomas Lovinger, Laura Lovinger and Daniel Lovinger. There are 15 great-grandchildren. Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband, Warren C. Lovinger Sr., and three siblings, Harry Blackburn, Pauline Keirn, and Glenn Blackburn.
Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Saturday, December 3, at the Scrivner-Morrow Funeral Home in Stover with Rev. Andrew Florio officiating. Interment will be in the Stover Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 1:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to the Lovinger Graduate Student Scholarship, University of Central Missouri Foundation, Warrensburg, MO 64093 or the Stover Cemetery.


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In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to the Lovinger Graduate Student Scholarship, University of Central Missouri Foundation, Warrensburg, MO 64093 or the Stover Cemetery.

SERVICES Visitation

Saturday, December 3, 2016 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Scrivner-Morrow Funeral Home-Stover 204 W. 3rd St. Stover, Missouri 65078

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to the Lovinger Graduate Student Scholarship, University of Central Missouri Foundation, Warrensburg, MO 64093 or the Stover Cemetery.

Funeral Service

Saturday, December 3, 2016 2:00 PM

Scrivner-Morrow Funeral Home-Stover 204 W. 3rd St. Stover, Missouri 65078


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