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Dorothy M. Elder

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Dorothy M. Elder, 96, of Kansas City, formerly of Marshall, died Monday, Nov. 20, 2006, at Garden Valley Manor in Kansas City.

Graveside services will be held 1:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 24, 2006, at Ridge Park Cemetery in Marshall. William W. Harlow will officiate. Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church in Marshall c/o Campbell-Lewis Funeral Home in Marshall.

Born July 23, 1910, in Fort Scott, Kan., she was the daughter of the late Willard Leeper and Hattie Collison Leeper. On June 22, 1951, she married William L. Elder, who preceded her in death on Nov. 4, 1984. She was a homemaker and moved to Marshall in 1959, living in Kansas City since 1987. She had been a member of the First United Methodist Church in Marshall and Daughters of the American Revolution.

Survivors include one son, Gilbert G. Nichols of Kansas City; one stepdaughter, Sylvia Ann Lally of Marshall; two grandsons; one step-grandson; two great-grandchildren; two step-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by two sisters and one step-grandson.