SWMO woman celebrates her 99th birthday


A Southwest Missouri woman celebrates nearly a century of life in the place she loves most.

Today is Dorothy Cato’s 99th birthday. Dorothy says she’s tired of living in Kansas City, where she was a female chauffeur — showing people around in a packard for a few years. Favoring small-town living, she found herself back in Lamar where she still lives.

Her special day was spent with her kids, browsing around the antique shop her family owns on the square. Dorothy is looking forward to reaching 100 and says the key to living so long is really quite simple.

“I say my prayers, and I do right. Yes I do. And I love my family,” says Dorothy Cato.

She also told us that this was her first time being on TV in all her 99 years, so from us here at KSN to you, happy birthday Dorothy!

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