SILVA, Mo.—Dora Freyermuth, a missionary and pastor’s wife, died Aug. 1. She was 86.

Dora served in ministry with her husband, Virgil, for 61 years: seven years as a pastor’s wife, and 54 years as a missionary with the Fellowship of Baptists for Home Missions (later called Baptist Mission of North America) and Baptist Church Planters.

On May 25, 1990, after BMNA dissolved, Dora hosted in her home the first meeting to organize Baptist Church Planters. About the same time, she was instrumental in introducing the Joy Club youth program to BCP.

In addition to her ministry, Dora worked as a registered nurse for many years.

Her husband, Virgil, preceded her in death on July 20, 2011.