Dorothy Mae McGregor
Dorothy Mae McGregor was born December 7, 1918 in Lawrence, Kansas, the daughter of Oscar and Ursula Nuffer. She graduated from Liberty Memorial High School in 1936. She married Ronald L. McGregor February 13, 1942. Dorothy passed away on July 16, 2015 at Neuvant House surrounded by family.
Dorothy graduated from Kansas State Teachers College in Emporia in 1945 and earned her Master’s Degree from Kansas University in 1953.
Dorothy, a career educator, taught two years at Colyer School and two years at Franklin School, both rural elementary schools. She served 40 years with the Lawrence Public Schools, 20 years as an elementary classroom teacher and 20 years as the district reading coordinator. Dorothy was selected to receive the prestigious Kansas Master Teacher Award in 1969 and was inducted into the Kansas Teacher Hall of Fame in 1989.
Dorothy retired in 1985 but did not quit serving. After retirement, she volunteered at Audio-Reader for 20 years.
She is survived by her brother, Harold Nuffer, Plymouth, CA; sister Shirley Frasier and husband Herb, Haviland, KS; brother Warren Nuffer and wife Virginia, Sun City, AZ; sister Grace Wheeler and husband Lewis, Hugoton, KS; many nieces and nephews and a host of friends.
Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband Ron, her parents, her stepmother Sophia Nuffer, her sister Evelyn Ruth Breithaupt and brother-in-law Donald Breithaupt, her sister-in-law Monica Nuffer and a nephew Douglas Breithaupt.
A memorial service will be held at Warren McElwain Mortuary on Saturday, August 1, 2015 at 2 p.m. Friends may greet the family the hour prior to the service. Memorial gifts can be made to Audio-Reader and Douglas County Visiting Nurses sent c/o the funeral home. Private inurnment will be at Pioneer Cemetery at a later date.