Dress a Girl Around the World

  Imagine a world where every girl owned at least one dress

In Loving Memory

In Loving Memory

Supporters remember their loved ones by donating funds to Dress a Girl

Lillian McWhorter was an avid Dress a Girl volunteer/supporter and is lovingly remembered by friends of Dress a Girl with donations to continue this program.
Lillian made 1500 dresses while she served with us and went with us to Guatemala to distribute dresses. She made backpacks for us to give to our local homeless kids and contributed food to pack in the backpacks.  She attended our monthly serve days and could be counted on to pitch in wherever help was needed.
Her humor, willingness to help and outspoken ways will be missed.
 Because of Lillian's faith in Christ we are comforted in the knowledge that           we will meet again in Heaven!

Carroll W. Rogers, 75, died unexpectedly Thursday afternoon, November 19, 2015, in Lawton, Oklahoma. He was born March 21, 1940 in Erick, Oklahoma to Foy Clay and Anita Mae Rogers, both of whom preceded him in death as did his only brother Darrell "Tody" Rogers. Carroll grew up on a ranch near Mangum, Oklahoma and graduated from Plainview High School in 1957 at the age of 17. He graduated from Oklahoma State University in 1961 with a B.S. in Education, and received a Masters Degree in Education from Southwestern Oklahoma State in 1968, and then a Doctorate in Education from the University of Oklahoma in 1970. His education career included positions as teacher, principal, superintendent, assistant dean and coach. Carroll was proud to have coached the Friendship High School girls basketball team to the 1963 State Championship.

Carroll has served as an Elder at the Western Hills Church of Christ for 33 years and was one of the earliest members of that congregation. He will be deeply missed by the Western Hills family as a knowledgeable and skilled Bible teacher and as a tireless supporter of all the missions of the church. Above all else, Carroll will be remembered as a Godly man who lived his life with humility, generosity and grace.

In lieu of flowers, friends may wish to make a donation to their favorite

                                   charity in his honor.


Angie Jones August 21, 1932-March 24, 2017


Angie Jones was mother to Cheryl Hessenius. Cheryl attended Okoboji Lakes Bible Conference where a presentation was made about Dress a Girl Around the World. Cheryl was so touched by the ministry that she made a generous donation to the Appleton, WI Dress a Girl, in memory of her mother. Cheryl said, “My mom died in March. She loved children and had seven of her own…3 boys & 4 girls. Your ministry suits her. She wouldn’t want any child to go without clothing. It’s only now (after both my parents are gone) that I truly appreciate all she & my dad did & sacrificed to keep us all fed, clothed, & under a sound roof in a warm home. I miss her more than I ever thought possible.”

 Florence Willmes sewed many dresses for Dress A Girl during her later years in life and enjoyed making every one of them ! Florence loved to sew and was passionate about making dresses and was happy to share what she was doing with others.She and her friends gathered to sew  and enjoyed thinking about the girls who would receive the dresses.

Sadly, Florence passed away on Dec 21, 2017 and the family asked that memorials be sent to Dress a Girl.

Her family and friends say they find comfort in knowing that Florence had such a generous spirit and loved to help others--especially those in need.

Melva Jean (Davidson) Luft was born on October 13, 1941. She passed away peacefully on November 16, 2018, surrounded by her loving family while her granddaughter sang one of her favorite hymns, “Amazing Grace.”
Melva was married to her husband, David, for 58 years. They both shared a love for the Lord and served Him with their gifts.

She had a passion for baking that was enjoyed not only by her family, but by many friends. She was famous for her cut-out cookies! She enjoyed knitting, crocheting, and sewing for others: her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, as well as the less fortunate.

She was a part of the Dress a Girl Ministry when it first began in Appleton, WI in 2016. She met to sew with a group of women each Monday. Then her ankles swelled, and she could no longer walk. When she could no longer use her feet to operate the pedal on her sewing machine, her family built her a special table that fit over her lap. Here she began to cut kits for clothing made for Dress a Girl. She cut hundreds of these kits to be sewn by others. Her legacy will continue as needy children wear the clothing made from these kits. She was a blessing in the lives of so many, and she will be missed.

After her death, her husband Dave donated her fabric and sewing supplies to Dress a Girl, and so the blessing continues!