Dorothy Ann Perlik, 82, a Northland resident of Kansas City, MO passed away March 30, 2018, surrounded by family. She was born March 21, 1936 in Kansas City, KS to Leopold and Mary (Majerle) Anzicek.
Dorothy was born and raised in Kansas City, KS in the Strawberry Hill neighborhood. She attended Holy Family Grade School and graduated from the former Loretto Academy in Kansas City, MO. Dorothy spent the majority of her working years as a bookkeeper for several area churches, including the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception and Our Lady of Good Counsel Parishes.
Her most important job was that of wife and mother. Throughout her life she remained very devoted to both her Lord and her family. She was a long-time member of St. Therese Parish and was a very active member throughout this community.
Dorothy was an artist. She loved dancing, music and sketching. She sketched throughout her life, mostly portraits. She expressed her love of music by attending the Lyric Opera in Kansas City yearly and traveled as she could to see her favorite operas and opera tenors throughout the country. Dorothy wrote a novel (unpublished) about music and art.
She married John S. Perlik on December 3, 1966 in Kansas City, MO. He preceded her in death in 1979. In addition to John, she was preceded in death by her parents and 7 siblings: Peter Anzicek, Stanley Anzick, Edward Anzek, Mary Buncic, Frances Bittner, Sr. Mary Dorothy (Elizabeth) Anzicek, and Catherine Anzicek.
Survivors include her children; John P. Perlik of Kansas City, MO, Andrea Perlik of Kansas City, MO, Amy Perlik Healy (Sean) of Westfield, NJ and James Perlik of Kansas City, MO; a brother, Leo Anzicek of Kansas City, MO; and nine grandchildren, John W. Perlik, Catherine Perlik, Elizabeth (Betsy) Perlik, Peter Perlik, Elizabeth Healy, Brendan Healy, Molly Healy, Benjamin Perlik and Abigail Perlik.
The Mass of Christian Burial will be con-celebrated 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 4, 2018, at St. Therese Catholic Church, Rev. Joseph Cisetti, principal celebrant. Committal service and burial will follow at Resurrection North Cemetery. The Rosary will be prayed at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 3, at St. Therese Church, where visitation will follow from 5-7:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to the Parkinson’s Foundation Heartland Chapter, 8900 Stateline Road, Suite 320 Leawood, KS 66206 or online at www.parkinson.org/heartland. The Meyers Northland Chapel in Parkville has been entrusted with the final arrangements. Memories of Dorothy and condolences may be shared at www.meyersfuneralchapel.com.