A Celebration of the life of Dorothy M. Steward, 95, Lawrence will be at 3 pm, Monday, December 12, 2011 at the Lawrence Free Methodist Church. A private family burial will be held at 2:00 p.m. on December 7, 2011 at the Belleville Cemetery, Belleville, Kansas.
Mrs. Steward died Friday, December 2, 2011 at the Baldwin Health Care and Rehabilitation
Dorothy was born November 23, 1916 in Wayne, Kansas, the daughter of Walter S. and Anna Marie Cochran. She completed her education at Yates Center, Kansas. She lived her adult life in Belleville area and moved to Lawrence in 1998 to be near her family.
She worked in her Dad’s Grocery Store in Belleville prior to her marriage. She was a homemaker and helper to her husband on the farm. Dorothy enjoyed cooking, raising flower and vegetable gardens, camping and traveling. She was active in E. H. U. She was a member of the Belleville Wesleyan Church where she sang in the choir and served in many other areas. She also volunteered for the Belleville Health Care Center. She attended Lawrence Free Methodist Church after moving to Lawrence.
She married Harold L. Steward on May 11, 1941. They shared almost 66 years of marriage.
He preceded her in death on April 24, 2007
Survivors include a daughter, Darlene Atkinson and husband Leslie, Lawrence, a son Marvin,
Wichita; five grandchildren: Kimberly Tilley, Denise Alphson, Vicki Reynolds, Brian Atkinson and Angela Steward; ten great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; two sisters, Gladys McHenry and
Florine Schneider; a brother Harold Cochran and a granddaughter Cynthia Atkinson.
The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the Church. The family suggests
Memorials in her name to the Lawrence Free Methodist Church, Oklahoma Wesleyan
University or Grace Hospice, sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary.
Darlene and Les. We are so sorry so hear of your Mother’s passing. We are in California for several months to see our new Grandson. My father passed away this year, and there seems to be a big void in your life one both parents are gone. At least you know there is a wonderful God in Heaven and that your parents are together as we all will be some day. Again, so sorry to read about your Mother. Pleas tell your kids we are thinking of them also. Mary Willems.
Dear Darlene and Les,
We were sorry to hear about your mother’s passing, Darlene. What a wonderful long life she had. I know you will all miss her very much and we are thinking of you.
Sheryl and Rodger Henry
This aritlce keeps it real, no doubt.