Dorothy Jean Kaighin, 78, daughter of John B. and Annie Castleman Kaighin, was born June 28, 1925, at Dallas Center, Iowa. She died March 30, 2004, at St. John’s Regional Health Center in Springfield. The Kaighins were Yukon area residents most of their life. Her parents died when she was a child, and through the years, she lived with older brothers and sisters. She graduated from Houston High School in 1943 and worked in the shipyards in San Francisco during World War II. Following that, she worked at Lilly’s in Houston, Gracis Grocery in Ellisville and was a long-time employee of C.W. Harry’s Department Store. She was a lifetime member of the Yukon Methodist Church. Visiting with family and friends was most important to her. She was an avid reader and took her role of aunt seriously. She was preceded in death by her parents; her sister, Ruth E. Smith; and a brother, Donald C. Kaighin. Surviving are her brothers, Frank and Luther Kaighin of Longview, Wash.; three sisters, Helen Kaighin of West Plains, Mary Craig of Summersville and Edna Holder of Houston. Services are 10 a.m. today (Thursday) at the Evans Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Robert Moger officiating. Burial will be in the Ozark Cemetery. “

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