Dorothy Peebles Wisener
Funeral Date: 11/7/2019

Obituary:
Dorothy Peebles Wisener of Warren passed away peacefully on Saturday, November 2, 2019. She was born March 2, 1925, in Ladelle, Arkansas, to Carl Peebles and Grace Thurman Peebles. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, William Kay Wisener; two brothers, Burtis Carl Peebles and Tommy Peebles; and grandsons William Matthew Wisener and Justin Clay Wisener. She moved to Warren from Drew County in the 1940’s as a single young woman. She rented a room from Ruth Berry Johnston who became a surrogate grandmother to the family. She was employed at the Arkla gas company, and later Derby Insurance, and the local credit bureau which she managed from home. Eventually, she co-managed the Corral Restaurant with husband, W.K. Wisener, and head cook Robert Louis Anderson, unit after Kay’s death in 1977. She then took an administrative position at Bradley County Medical Hospital and served in a variety of roles until her retirement at the age of 85. Chief among her many roles was the creation and management of the hospital rose garden. A lifelong Methodist, Dorothy lived out her faith in service to others. She was a faithful member of the Bradley County Hospital Auxiliary. She is survived by her children, William Carl Wisener and wife Mary Jo of Monticello, Arkansas; Lynn Wisener Jones and husband Danny of Wimberley, Texas; Thomas Neil Wisener and wife Karyn of Hot Springs, Arkansas; and Ruth Ann Wisener and husband Don Harvell of Whitefish, Montana; 6 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held on Thursday, November 7, at 10:00 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church of Warren followed by the burial at Oakland Cemetery in Warren. Arrangements were by Frazer’s Funeral Home. Pallbearers were grandsons Michael Ross Jones, Samuel Carl Wisener, Jordan Howard Wisener, Jarrod Neil Wisener; great-grandson Braydon Carl Wisener; and church grounds-keeping partner John Cuthbertson. Honorary pallbearers were Bob Richardson, Gerald Burton, and Laverne Rice. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Warren YMCA or the First United Methodist Church of Warren.

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Name: William & Toni Miller
Message: Praying for your family. We loved Dot.

Name: Danny and Brenda Adair
Message: Prayers for your family!

Name: Tammy Hensley
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Name: Klay & LaWanda McKinney
Message: Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Name: Charles Landers
Message: My prayers and thoughts are with the entire Wisener family. May the Lord bless & comfort you all.

Name: Bobby Robbins
Message: May pleasant memories surround the Wisener families and all who loved this wonderful lady who brought joy to all. Greatness in mind and spirit, sound character and acute wisdom were just some of the hallmarks of her life. Devotion to God and family marks her legacy.

Name: Norman and Sandra Word
Message: So very sorry for your loss! You all are in our prayers!!!

Name: Donna Harton Usry
Message: I am so sorry for your loss. Mrs. Dorothy was a very sweet lady. I enjoyed working around her at the hospital for many years. She always had a smile on her face.

Name: Beverly and Jerry Davis
Message: So many precious memories. Thoughts and prayers for you all.

Name: Sue Wilson
Message: Sorry for your loss. I did a lot of sewing for Mrs. Dorothy. She was a very sweet lady.

Name: Patsy Smith
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Name: WHS Class of 1972
Message: Neil and family, our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Name: Blake Marsh
Message: I was so sorry to read about Ms. Wisener. She was a great friend to my mother as well as everyone she knew. She was a great lady and loved to laugh.

Name: Philip & Linda Cathey
Message: So sorry for your loss.

Name: Eddie & Vicki Groves
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Name: Janie Grice
Message: Family my heart goes out to you for Ms Dorothy was one special lady who will be missed by all.

Name: Mae Patterson
Message: I have very special memories of my time working with Mrs. Dorothy at BCMH. She was one of a kind!

Name: Henry Thomas
Message: We love the Wisener family, may God continue to watch over each of you.

Name: Keith and Sandra Wright
Message: Prayers for the family during this time. She was a special lady. She will be missed dearly.

Name: Gary and Rhonda Simmons
Message: To the family, We are so sorry about Dot. She was one of a kind and will be greatly missed. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Name: Felton Parker
Message: Bill and Mary Jo and the entire Family so sorry to learn that your Mom passed away. Will keep each of you in our thoughts and prayers.

Name: Johnnie Angle
Message: Neil I am so sorry to learn that your Mother passed away. I will keep each of you in my prayers.

Name: Janice Wiggam
Message: May God give you peace and comfort in your loss. Our families were great friends with Wayne and Dorothy.

Name: Shelia Gannaway-Jackson
Message: My love and prayers are with Ruth Ann and the entire family.

Name: Mary Catherine Armstrong
Message: Love this family so much. Praying for all of you during this sad time. What a wonderful lady, Mother, Grandmother , Great Grandmother and friend! Thank you God for Mrs. Dorothy. The Huey Family

Name: Henry Turner
Message: Our thoughts and prayers are with the family at this time of loss. Henry Turner

Name: Susan Roberts
Message: Dot Dot always made me feel loved. A very special lady and friend.

Name: Becky Russell Stephens
Message: I am so very sorry about the loss of your mother. Ms Dorothy was a special lady. I can still hear her laugh. Your family has always been special to us Russells. Love you and holding you close.

Name: David Hargis
Message: Bill, Lynn, Neil and Ruth Ann — you are your mother’s greatest achievements. She had reason to be proud.

Name: Paige Stell
Message: You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Name: Dean Bryant
Message: Bill &Family: so sorry to hear this...prayers for all of you

Name: Emily Moseley
Message: So sorry to hear about your Mom.She touched lots of families and will be missed by many.

Name: Cathy and Tommy Richardson
Message: So sorry to hear about the passing of “Miss” Dorothy. She was one of a kind and admired by many.. She will be missed.

Name: Greg Wisener
Message: I loved Dot very much and will always remember the summer she and Kay hosted me in their home. God bless all of you.

Name: Phil & Allison Owens
Message: Love you guys! Thoughts and prayers with the whole family.

Name: David & Carls Millet
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Name: Carla Miller
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Name: Renious & Nancy Harton
Message: Bill and family, we were sorry to hear about Ms. Dorothy. She was a very special lady. She worked hard in the rose garden and the gift shop. She will be missed.

Name: Rebecca Hall Chambers
Message: Dear Family, Sending many prayers during this difficult time and the days ahead. Ms Dorothy was such a sweet sweet lady. May God Bless you all, and give you comfort. Rebecca

Name: Kelli Hendrix Trickey
Message: Ruth Ann, I am so sorry to hear of your mothers death. You and your family will be on my thoughts, peace and love to you.

Name: Janice Calhoun-Reddick
Message: Praying for the family. Remember memories never die and we had some great ones.

Name: Catrenina York
Message: She was an amazing woman and she will be truly missed. Prayers for your family.

Name: Tanya Gardner
Message: Bill and family. So sorry to hear about Mrs. Dorothy. Thoughts and prayers to you all.

Name: Paula Lamberson
Message: What a testimony and legacy she leaves ! So many great memories of her . She loved well and was loved! Thoughts and prayers for this wonderful family ! You all made her so proud!

Name: James & Tanya Gardner
Message: Thoughts and prayers to each of you during this time.

Name: Bob Stark
Message: Bill & Family, My thoughts and prayers are with you in the passing of Mrs. Wisener. May God comfort each of you.

Name: Lucinda Miles
Message: Much love and prayers to all the Wisener family.Ms. Dot was an icon in an era of days gone by, a generation that is truly missed.

Name: Edward Wells
Message: Prayers for your family.

Name: Heather Perry
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Name: Joe Clement
Message: Bill and Mary Jo - very sorry for your loss. Joe