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Dorothy E (Cole) Stevens

March 25, 1930 ~ January 27, 2024 (age 93) 93 Years Old

Dorothy Stevens Obituary

Dorothy Eleanor Stevens passed away January 27, 2024. 

Born March 25, 1930 to Ray and Ruth Rose Cole of Winfield, KS Dorothy was a good-natured friend, supporter and caregiver to many. 

Dorothy married high school sweetheart Bob in May 1949. While raising four children in Wichita, KS she also taught pre-school at Little Red Wagon and later at St. Francis Hospital where she remained for 25 years prior to retiring. 

Dorothy liked to keep active with many hobbies and interests - sewing & crafting, gardening, reading, watching Shocker & KU basketball games, playing board games of all kinds, doing puzzles, and spending time with friends and family. Her travel bug began at a young age while attending the World’s Fair with her parents, later vacationing with family throughout Colorado. She loved celebrations and would honor most any birthday with a freshly baked angel food cake. Dorothy enjoyed socializing and gathering with others. God and church activities also played a significant role in her life. 

Dorothy is preceded in death by her husband of 68 years Robert Rawlins Stevens; Sister JoAnn Wood of Wichita, KS; Son Brian of Lake City, MI.

She is survived by Daughter’s Sue Rikli and Carol Holmes, Son Jim, Grandchildren: Zack & Michelle Myers, Jeremiah Wilson, Hannah Garrison of Wichita, KS; Amy & Clint Bales of Denver, CO; Alexander Russi of Brooklyn, NY; Melissa Stevens of RI; Amber Stevens of Boston, MA; Dezaray Daniels of FL, Brian Stevens Jr, Jessica Wilson, Vince Fultz, Danielle Kelley of MI, and Great Grandchildren: 20 & counting!

She will be sorely missed and fondly remembered by her friends and family.

The family is holding a memorial service to be held on Saturday, March 23, 2024 at East Heights United Methodist Church 4407 E. Douglas Ave. in Wichita, Kansas, at 10 AM. Floral arrangements should be delivered directly to the church. 

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Services

Memorial Service
Saturday
March 23, 2024

10:00 AM
East Heights United Methodist Church
4407 E. Douglas
Wichita, KS 67218
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