Dorothy Ann Lynch

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Dorothy Ann Lynch, age 90, died at home in Pea Ridge on Sunday, November 26. Born to Roy Eustance Hamilton and Leona Oler Noakes in Rogers, Ark., on August 2, 1933, Dorothy was a lifelong resident of NW Arkansas. She graduated from Rogers High School in 1951, and married Hoytte H. Brown in June of 1954. Dorothy gave birth to their son, Lance, in September of 1960. Following her graduation from high school, Dorothy embarked on a remarkable career at Arvest Bank, holding various roles and retiring as a Vice-President and Trust Officer, after 50 years of dedicated service. Dorothy married Leo E. Lynch, in 1999, at First United Methodist Church in Rogers, and the couple made their home in Pea Ridge. A faithful and active member of the Brightwater Methodist Church, Dorothy served as a vocalist in the choir, a Sunday School teacher, and a living example of a devoted Christian throughout her life. Dorothy will be fondly remembered for her gracious charm, warm and caring love for others, and her generous spirit. Dorothy is preceded in death by Hoytte and Lance Brown; along with two brothers and three sisters. She is survived by her husband, Leo Lynch; her stepsons, David Lynch, of Sheboygan, Wis., and Scott, of Elm Grove, Wis. Also surviving are Scott's spouse, Kathleen Lynch (née Flanner); daughter-in-law, Christine Kao, of Cedarburg, Wis.; beloved niece, Natalie Alling, of Runaway Bay, Texas, six grandchildren and two great grandchildren. She will be interred at Pratt Cemetery, with her beloved Shelties and husband, Leo. A celebration of life will be held at Brightwater Methodist Church on Sunday, December 10, 2023, at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Brightwater Methodist Church. Online condolences may be made at:

Published December 3, 2023