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Memorial services for Dorothy Lee Weesner, 82, of Ada are at 1 p.m. Saturday at Central Church of Christ. Bud Ross will officiate.
Mrs. Weesner died Sunday, May 7, 2017, at a local assisted living center. She was born Dec. 15, 1934, in Colorado Springs, Colorado, to Clive and Edna Irene Buddie DeWitt.
She married Elden Russell Weesner Aug. 14, 1955, in Colorado Springs. Mrs. Weesner graduated from the University of California Los Angeles School of Nursing and was employed by Memorial Hospital in Colorado Springs and St. Francis Hospital in Tulsa before spending 42 years as a medical missionary in India.
She and her husband moved to India in 1969, where they founded Hope Rehabilitation Center a school for handicapped children. She also had a Bible study ministry for women, leading many to our Lord. She created a high-protein drink made from local lentils and peanuts which greatly improved the children's health at the school. She and Elden retired in 2010, returning to the United States.
Mrs. Weesner was a member of Central Church of Christ.
Survivors include her husband, Elden of the home; two daughters, Ruth Weesner of Ada and Nanette Tulloss and her husband, Mark, of Colorado Springs; one son, Jonathan Weenser and his wife, Shawna, of Endicott, New York; five grandchildren, Jonathan Weesner of Tulsa, Aaron Weesner of Tulsa, Amanda Hurt and her husband, Timothy, of Moore, Tessea Tulloss of Monument, Colorado, and Trentin Tulloss of Ft. Collins, Colorado; one great-grandson, Kaden Hurt of Moore; and other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; 11 siblings; one son, Russell; and a grandson, Tate Tulloss.
Published on May 9, 2017
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