Dorothy Meier - Lincoln KS
12/29/1932 - 2/16/2015
Dorothy Eileen Meier, 82, passed away February 16, 2015, at Lincoln Park Manor, Lincoln, Kansas.
Dorothy was born December 29, 1932, to William Abraham and Esther Iona (Line) Meili in the Pleasant Valley community southwest of Lincoln
She was one of eight children. She attended Pleasant Valley School (one half mile from the family farm) and graduated from Lincoln High School in 1952.
On July 26, 1953, Dorothy was united in marriage to Duane Meier at St. Pauls Lutheran Church, where she was baptized and became a member on February 19, 1954. To this union, three children were born: Pamela Kay, Timothy Duane, and Wesley Scott. The Meier family's church membership transferred to St. John's Lutheran Church on June 7, 1962. The marriage ended in 1977.
When Dorothy was young, and even as she grew old, she loved the great outdoors. She felt free wandering among the rocks, cliffs, pastures, rivers, and railroad tracks. She found peace walking fence lines, fixing fences and working with the cattle and in the fields.
Dorothy's greatest love was for her grandchildren. She enjoyed the times when her grandchildren were around her, taking them shopping, helping care for them, taking them out to eat or just playing with them. Her biggest concern was when any of them was ill.
Dorothy worked for the Lincoln County Hospital from 1962-1988.
She and her sister-in-law, Rosella, worked at the Mitchell County Hospital for a short time. She began working at Mid America Nursing Home in 1980 and cared for many patients during her 30 years at that facility. Dorothy trained and studied to become an E.M.T. in 1983 and was honored with the Lincoln County Emergency Management Public Service Award in 2004. At one point during her life, she was working at the hospital, nursing home and as an EMT. She took great pride in caring for others.
Dorothy enjoyed crocheting, sewing, and embroidery. She made afghans and quilts for her family members. She loved to cook and bake and was always trying new recipes. She baked many angel food cakes for funerals at the Lutheran Church and several people ordered her famous mincemeat! Dorothy enjoyed bowling and bus trips to the casino!
She was a member of the St. John Lutheran Church and the Lincoln Business Women.
Dorothy is preceded in death by: her parents; her sisters, Alice Block and Wilma Block; brothers, Robert Meili, Ray Meili, and Albert Rippie; grandson, Jason James Huiting; and granddaughter, Jaime Vanessa Huiting.
She is survived by: daughter, Pam Meier of Downs; sons, Tim (Vicki) Meier and Scott Meier of Lincoln; sister, JoAnn (Norman) Hemmer of Topeka; and brother Bill (Larinda) Meili of Lincoln; grandchildren, Billy (Sara) Meier of Abilene, Rita (Keith) Charlson of Salina, Bryan Meier of Lincoln, Alicia Dose of Downs, Breanna and Hunter Meier of Lincoln; great grandchildren, Joseph, Logan, Gage, and Caleb Meier, Lexus Haring and Jax Charlson, Mckayla Meier, Cody and Hannah Behrens, Ryker Meier, and Marley Joe Knowles; special friends, A.L. Sorensen, and Sally Behrens; and numerous nieces and nephews who affectionately called her Aunt Dot.
Visitation is Wednesday, February 18 from 1-8:00 p.m. with the family present from 5-8:00 p.m.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, February 19, 2015, at 10:00 a.m. at St. John's Lutheran Church, rural Lincoln.
Memorials may be given to the Lincoln County Memorial Hospital Auxiliary Nursing Scholarship Fund and the Lincoln County Ambulance Service
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