Dorothy Helen Menning, 93, went to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on March 13, 2020. She was born an only child in Jamestown, NY on January 4th, 1927. When she was 15 her family moved to southern California. At the age of 20 she married Lloyd Menning. They both attended Central College in Pella, Iowa. After Lloyd graduated, they moved to Holland, Michigan where Lloyd enrolled in seminary. Their first child, Linda was born in Michigan in 1950. Dorothy was a wonderful piano player. She played the piano in the five different churches where Lloyd served as pastor through the years. She also taught Sunday school. Their first assignment after seminary was to a small church in Kentucky. Their second child, John, was born in Kentucky. Their third child, Paul, was 9-months old when he died of a heart condition in 1958. Lloyd and Dorothy moved the same year that baby Paul died to begin a new church near Los Angeles. They ministered to many people and watched several come to Christ. After 8 years in the Los Angeles area they moved to Tucson, AZ. After Linda and John had graduated from high school, Dorothy became a nurse. She served at Easter Seals camps. After four years in Tucson they moved to Des Moines, Iowa. After serving a church there they moved to Modesto, CA to shepherd their 5th church. In 1986 Lloyd retired and they moved to Bryant, Arkansas to be near Linda’s family. Dorothy led bible studies and continued to minister to family, friends, and even strangers. She was a dedicated prayer warrior and an amazing influence in the life of her family.
Arrangements have been entrusted to A Natural State Funeral Service, 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas. 501-982-3400