Dorothy Kaye Seele

Memorial services for Dorothy Kaye Seele, 65, Lawrence will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 5, 2014 at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence. She died Friday, January 31, 2014 at the University of Kansas Medical Center.

Dorothy was born October 17, 1948 in Lawrence, KS the daughter of George and Evelyn (Smith) Staus.

She was a Dental Assistant for more than 35 years.

She married Dale Seele on September 8, 1984 in Lawrence. He survives of the home.

Other survivors include her mother, Evelyn Staus, Lawrence; one daughter, Shannon Anderson and husband Mitch, Kansas City, KS; one son, Dale R. Seele, II and wife, Ciera, Lawrence; four grandchildren, Cody J. O’Mara and wife Megan, Emporia, Cailin C. O’Mara and Connor M. O’Mara, Kansas City, KS, Courtney Anderson, Belleville, KS; and two sisters, Jeannie Alley, Lawrence, and Linda Grant, Junction City, KS. She was preceded in death by a son Robert L. Owens.

The family will greet friends before and after the service at the mortuary.

The family suggests memorials in her name to Lawrence Humane Society and may be sent in care of the mortuary.

29 Condolences

  1. Patricia Roach Smith on February 3, 2014 at 3:44 pm

    Dear Dale and family,

    Please accept my sincere sympathies on your loss of Dottie. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

    God bless you all,

  2. Jennie Henault on February 3, 2014 at 4:28 pm

    Dale and family,

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. May your memories of Dottie help strengthen you all during this time.

    God bless,


  3. John & Donna Sieber on February 3, 2014 at 5:43 pm

    Dale & Family,

    We are saddened by your loss of Dottie. Our heartfelt sympathies
    go out to all of you. May God grant you the strength to get
    through this sad time. Please know that our thoughts remain
    with you.

    Bless you and your family,
    John & Donna Sieber

  4. MIKE HADL AND FAMILY... on February 3, 2014 at 6:28 pm

    Dear Dale and Family,our thoughts and prayers our with you and your family…May she rest in peace….Mike Hadl….

  5. Dan Partridge on February 3, 2014 at 6:40 pm


    My prayers and condolences are with you and your family.

    Blessed are they who mourn for they shall be comforted.

  6. Faye Welcher on February 4, 2014 at 5:04 am

    Dale and family

    My thoughts and prayers are with all of you
    tor your loss of Dottie. May God be with you at this time. Your memories of her will help strengthen you during this hard time.

    FAYE Welcher

  7. Beth Ankerholz on February 4, 2014 at 6:45 am

    Dale & family,

    Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. Know that your Bert Nash family stands ready to support you in whatever ways we can.


  8. Rick and Carol Grant on February 4, 2014 at 8:07 am

    Dale and family,

    Though we can never know the sense of loss you must feel at this time, we want you to know that our prayers are with you as you try to cope. Should you need anything, we will be there for you. May God give you and your family peace and solace at this time of loss.

    Rick and Carol Grant

  9. Tammy Bennett on February 4, 2014 at 8:49 am

    Dale and family,

    Our hearts are with you, even when words fail to express our sentiments.

    Wishing you peace,

  10. James Shreve on February 4, 2014 at 9:01 am

    Dear Dale and family,
    My heart is heavy, and My prayers and thoughts are with you during this time of great loss. May God’s grace be upon your family, Dottie will be greatly missed by all, May God bless and strengthen you and give you comfort in knowing she is in his heavenly kingdom.

    Jim Shreve

  11. Nancy J Dixon on February 4, 2014 at 9:42 am

    Dale and Family,

    Trying times hard times sad times and right now it seems too much to bear. HE will see you through and friends and family and extended family will be right there. The poem footprints says it all!!!! There is surely just one set of prints right now as HE carries you through this.
    Bless you all.

  12. Leslie Rials on February 4, 2014 at 9:46 am

    Dale, I was saddened to hear of your loss.
    May you & your family have many precious memories.
    Keeping you in my prayers, Leslie.

  13. Betty Hickam on February 4, 2014 at 11:25 am

    Our thoughts & prayers are with you. Love,Betty Hickam &
    Jane Kelley. Sedalia,Missouri

  14. Kathy Hunt on February 4, 2014 at 11:42 am


    My deepest sympathy on the loss of your wife. You and your family are in my prayers.


  15. Don & Mary Kay Craig on February 4, 2014 at 1:37 pm

    Dear Dale,

    We were so saddened to hear about Dottie. Please know that
    our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family now and
    in the days to come.


    Don & Mary Kay

  16. Larry & Jessica Devers on February 4, 2014 at 4:47 pm

    Dale: We are very saddened to learn of Dottie’s passing. Our prayers are with you. Larry & Jessica in Las Cruces, NM

  17. Diane & Mike Pope on February 4, 2014 at 6:10 pm

    Dear Dale & family,
    Our hearts go out to you & your family as you miss Dottie now. Hold your memories of her close.
    Mike & Diane Pope

  18. Bob & Maggie Sieber on February 4, 2014 at 6:36 pm

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all! May God give you all

    God Bless
    Bob & Maggie Sieber

  19. Merna Dean on February 4, 2014 at 6:56 pm

    Dale and family,
    My prayers and loving thoughts are with you all at this time of saddness. Dottie will be very missed by you but you have wondeful memories of her that you will treasures forever!!!
    My Sincere Sympathy and my God Bless you all,

  20. Kay Witman on February 4, 2014 at 6:58 pm

    Sorry to hear of Dottie’s passing. Thinking of you and your family. Kay

  21. Cathy (Craig) Dalton on February 4, 2014 at 7:36 pm


    You have been my best friend in our post high school years and young motherhood before I moved to Dallas. We lived through some of our craziest, most dramatic, painful and carefree times imaginable back then. We shared nearly everything and continued to touch base or get together to see how the other is doing and what paths we have chosen. I have often thought that I wish I had a local friend here that I held as much trust in as you. And I loved your sense — whether dry or black at times. I kind of hoped we’d grow old together, continuing to pat each other on the back for being happy survivors of our first marriages and happily married now. Please give little Bobbie and my Herb a big hug for me — and give my love to my mom and dad my love too. Hold a seat for me girl.

    I want your husband, Dale, kids Shannon and Dale Jr, and grandkids to know that they can call on me any time and I will do my best to do what’s right. I hope they let me know of the big events in their lives so that I can celebrate it with them as you have helped me celebrate mine.

    When the sun comes out after the rain, Dottie, I’ll always think of how we did that too in our lives. I am beyond sad now and don’t understand it, but I pray that God will wrap his arms around your loved ones and carry them awhile as they try to put one foot in front of the other. All my Love,

    LHS Class of ’66
    Grapevine, TX

  22. Charlotte Marthaler on February 4, 2014 at 9:48 pm

    Dale –

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and Dottie’s family during this very difficult time. May God’s grace give you comfort.


  23. Ida Johnson on February 5, 2014 at 7:10 am

    Dale, Shannon & Dale Jr.

    My heart is heavy for you all right now in the loss of Dottie. She taught me the “tricks of the trade” and we shared many a laughs over the years we worked together. Please know I will keep you all in my prayers for God’s arms to wrap around you and carry you through the difficult days before you. I am so sorry for your loss.

    In His Love,

    Ida Johnson & Family

  24. Alley families in Nebraska on February 5, 2014 at 8:40 am

    So sorry for the sudden loss of Dottie ,Some of us have met her and others have not but we still want to say we are thinking of her family members .We all have been thru these kind of things and know your sorrow.Good memories come later.

    Gail ,Charlie,Sandy and Janeen

  25. Wanda Copp Howard and Dianna ThomasRaybern on February 5, 2014 at 8:07 pm

    Jeannie, We girls go along ways back to 1100 block on New Jersey. But, wanted to let you know out prayers and thought are with you. Dottie is now with your Dad and little Bobby’ and catch up on the time that has past.
    If you need anything let us know .

    Love ya, Dianna and Wanda

  26. Raquan Hoffer on February 5, 2014 at 11:42 pm

    Dear Dale & family

    Please accept my sincere condolences of the loss of Dottie. Let God comfort you and guide you through this difficult time. You are in my thoughts and prayers. May God bless you.

    Raquan & Roy Hoffer
    Lawrence, Ks

  27. Dale Seele on February 6, 2014 at 10:49 pm

    My sincerest thank’s to everyone who has sent wishes and prayers to myself and family. I can not begin begin to express the heartache and pain that I feel but want you all to know that with each and every message sent the pain is lessened. The love that I have for my beauriful baby girl will be forever in my heart and with my entire family. PLEASE, take the time to hug and tell your families how much you care, you never know when it will be the last time. With all my love, Dale

  28. Linda and Paul Crabb on February 10, 2014 at 10:17 pm

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
    Sincerely, Linda and Paul

  29. Linda Nelson on February 11, 2014 at 8:44 pm

    Dale and family,

    Dottie and I had so many good times together. We had fun times at work and also when we went out or when we just sat and talked. I am so sad to think she is gone. Dale, my thoughts are with you every day. Best wishes to you.
    Linda Nelson

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