Obituaries 03-07-24

March 05, 2024


March 1, 1928-Feb. 28, 2024

Funeral services for Dorothy Marie King Casper, 95, were conducted on

Monday, March 4, 2024 from Praise Cathedral Church of God in Meadville,

with Rev. David Beebe officiating.

Interment will take place at the National Cemetery in Houston, Texas at

a later date.

Born on March 1, 1928 to Annie Pearl Baughman King and Wilfred Hall

"W.H." King in Edinburg, Texas, she lived her entire adult life in

Houston, Texas.

She was a savvy businesswoman with a long professional career as an

owner and proprietor of Casper Motors, Caboose Printing and other very

successful businesses.

She is remembered as an intelligent woman who read the newspaper

faithfully each morning, watched the nightly news and avidly read good

books. She stayed abreast of new technologies by taking computer and

software classes at a local college even after she retired in her 80s.

She was an enthusiastic collector of vintage Coca-Cola advertising and

passionately enjoyed the International Quilt Festivals and jewelry shows

in Houston each year. She loved to crochet and do ceramics, adored her

chihuahuas and regularly supported several animal rescue charities.

In her brief time in Mississippi, she could be seen around Meadville

enjoying the public library, thrift shops, dollar stores and local

festivals. She will be sorely missed by the church family at Praise

Cathedral Church of God in Meadville.

She died on the evening of Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2024, just a few hours

shy of her 96th birthday, in Roxie at the home of her only child.

She is survived by her daughter, Dorothy Marie "Candy" Beebe; her

son-in-law, J. David Beebe, Jr.; her granddaughters and their respective

spouses, Kim M. Beebe and Whitney C. Wells, Kamie L. Beebe and Darryl

St. Piette and Kelly A. Beebe and Gregory Rendon; her

great-grandchildren and their respective spouses, Kolton and Liz

Matthews, Kole and Gabi Guerin, Kinslei Scroggs and Keeper, Kaleb and

Kaydin Rendon; and her great-great-grandchildren, Kingston Guerin and

Korinne Matthews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Annie and W.H. King; her her

husband, John Casper.

Memorial can be made in memory of Dorothy Casper to Mercy House Adult

and Teen Challenge, 1110 Mary St., Georgetown, MS 39076.

Psalm 23:6: "Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of

my life, and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord forever."

An online guestbook can be signed at

Franklin Funeral Home of Meadville was in charge of arrangements.