Dorothy June McDonald

Dorothy (Breeden) McDonald

Dorothy McDonald, 94, passed away on September 14, 2022, at LMH Health in Lawrence, KS.

She was born July 27, 1928, the daughter of Oscieola and William Flock in Morrill, KS where she lived until she graduated from high school.

“Dottie” married Melvin Breeden in 1946 and they had two sons, Randy, and Rodney Breeden. Melvin passed away in 1977. In 1990 Dottie married Leland McDonald and they made their home in Leavenworth, KS for 26 years. Dottie moved to Monterey Village Senior Living in Lawrence, KS in 2017 and was proud to be the first resident of the newly opened facility.

Dottie worked in the transportation office at Fort Leavenworth, KS for many years, retiring in 1990. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Leavenworth. She was highly skilled in needlepoint and crochet and in recent years crocheted newborn hats that were donated to a nearby hospital. She almost always had a jigsaw puzzle at some stage of completion in her home. She was an ardent fan of KU basketball.

Dottie was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Melvin Breeden; brother, Leonard Flock; husband, Leland McDonald; and son, Rodney Breeden.

She is survived by her son, Randy (Wanda) Breeden of Lawrence KS; two granddaughters, Erin Brown of Lawrence, KS, and Cara (Kris) McDonald of Olive Branch, MS; and three great grandchildren, Lola Brown of Lawrence, KS and Memphis McDonald and Madelyn McDonald of Olive Branch, MS.

A graveside service is planned 10:30 a.m., Monday, September 19, 2022, at Sabetha Cemetery in Sabetha, Kansas.

4 Condolences

  1. Janis Pearson on September 15, 2022 at 7:16 pm

    My mother (Virginia Hamm) and I loved Dottie. Mom and Dottie did puzzles at Monterey until mom had to move to Neuvant. I was able to take Dottie to visit mom and we ate at Burgers by Biggs recently. It was a highlight of all our lives and we certainly will miss Dottie. She and I enjoyed crocheting and reading books as well as puzzles. She always had a smile and was a special lady.
    Love you Dottie



  2. Deb Rawlings on September 17, 2022 at 6:42 am

    My deepest condolences to Dottie’s family. I got to know Dottie by calling BINGO at Monterey Village. She was a delightful lady with a great sense of humor. Spending time with Dottie always brightened my day. I will miss her.



  3. JO GULETSKY on September 18, 2022 at 8:29 pm

    My sympathies to her family.
    Dottie was a special lady .
    I met Dottie when my Mom , Virginia Hamm, moved into Monterey and Dottie was so welcoming and helped my Mom settle in to the Cottages.
    They shared there enjoyment of putting puzzles together and became friends. On my trips home to see my Mom , I got to visit Dottie and enjoyed seeing the latest crochet projects she was doing . She always had a smile .
    So glad a got to meet you Dottie..
    You will be missed



  4. JO GULETSKY on September 18, 2022 at 8:30 pm

    Jo Guletsky:
    My sympathies to her family
    Dottie was a special lady .
    I met Dottie when my Mom , Virginia Hamm, moved into Monterey and Dottie was so welcoming and helped my Mom settle in to the Cottages.
    They shared there enjoyment of putting puzzles together and became friends. On my trips home to see my Mom , I got to visit Dottie and enjoyed seeing the latest crochet projects she was doing . She always had a smile .
    So glad a got to meet you Dottie..
    You will be missed



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