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Dorothea Hollis - Lincoln KS
1/16/1920 - 1/15/2011

Dorothea Violet Hollis, 90, of Lincoln, KS, passed away January 15, 2011, in Lincoln, KS. She was born to Andy and Mabel (Titsworth) Eslinger on January 16, 1920, in rural Lincoln County. She married Lee Hollis November 27, 1940, and together ran their farm in the Victor area for 33 years, before moving to Lincoln, KS. She is survived by her sons Donald (Judy) Hollis, Manhattan, KS, Jerry (Barbara) Hollis, Lincoln, KS, Marvin (Shirley) Hollis, Topeka, KS, Daniel (Corliss Ann) Hollis, Citrus Heights, CA; daughters Dorothy Lee (Jerry) McHale, Citrus Heights, CA, Marjory (Daryl) Bell, Harrison, AR; brother Everett (Josey) Eslinger, Canton, KS; sister Gladys Cross, Wichita, KS; 12 grandchildren; 23 great grandchildren; 6 great great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; brothers Elden and Erven; infant brothers Cecil Francis and Paul Joseph. Service - 1:30 P.M. Friday, January 21, 2011, at Hall Chapel Visitation - at Hall Chapel, January 20, 2011, 1-7:00 P.M., with the family present 5-7:00 P.M. Interment will be in Lincoln Cemetery following the service. Memorials may be made to Lincoln Community Church or The American Heart Association Dorothea Violet Hollis "GRANNY" Hollis, Dorothea Violet - loving Wife, Mother, a VERY SPECIAL GRANNY, Grandmother, Great Grandma, Great-Great Grandma and Sister went to be with the Lord on January 15, 2011. She was born on Jan. 16, 1920 at the home place of her parents and paternal grandparents north of Lincoln; she was the 2nd child of Andy and Mable (Titsworth) Eslinger. She went to Round Springs & Union 4 Grade School. She graduated from Lincoln High School in 1938 while staying with her Aunt Maggie in Lincoln. She married Lee Hollis on Nov 27, 1940. She was a housewife and a farmer's wife. She helped in all the farming except running the baler. Dorothea and Lee farmed in the Victor area in Mitchell County for 33 years before moving to Lincoln. Dorothea and Lee retired in 1973 and moved to Lincoln to be close to their son, Jerry. She was the mother of six children, Dorothy Lee, Donald, Jerry, Marvin, Daniel, and Marjory. Before becoming ill she enjoyed taking trips to California to visit her children. In May of 2001 she suffered a stroke and has made her home with her son Jerry and wife Barbara for the past 10 years. She enjoyed the grandkids when they came and saw her; Granny had a special spot in their hearts. She also liked to read books, watch TV and embroider pillowcases, almost one pair a week. She also loved her flowers and garden and spent many hours quilting baby blankets for all of the new family members. She loved to cook and bake for her children and grandchildren. She was a member of the Lincoln Community Church as long as her health allowed her to attend. She was preceded in death by her parents, Andy and Mable (Titsworth) Eslinger; husband Lee in 1975; brothers Elden and Erven; 2 infant brothers, Cecil Francis and Paul Joseph; brother-in-law Neil Cross; daughter-in-law Reva Hollis; granddaughter Angel Bell; and a grandson Thomas Hollis. Survivors Include: Sister Gladys Cross, Wichita, KS; and Brother Everett Eslinger and sister-in-law Josie, Canton, KS; and another sister- in-law Agnes Eslinger, Derby, KS. Children: Dorothy Lee (Jerry) McHale, Citrus Heights, CA; Donald (Judy) Hollis, Manhattan, KS; Jerry (Barbara) Hollis, Lincoln, KS; Marvin (Shirley) Hollis, Topeka, KS; Daniel (Corliss Ann) Hollis, Citrus Heights, CA and Marjory (Daryl) Bell, Harrison, AR. Grandchildren: Joey (Nancy) McHale, Michael (Cynthia) McHale, Victoria Hollis, Laura(Roger) Thomas, Sandra (Ken) Turner, Kathy Giambo, Gary Lee (Carla) Hollis, Jeremy Lee (Amanda )Hollis, Marcy (David) Hurlburt, Deon (Cliff) Van Nostrand, and Anna and Mathew Bell. Great-Grandchildren: Kelsey, Kaitlyn and Kyle Thomas, Beth and Michelle McHale, Andrew, Brandon and Lauren Turner, Joe Giambo, Jessica, Tara Lee, and Taleah Hollis, Carter Lee Hollis, Danelle and Gabrelle Hoard, Marshall, Mekelle, Aubrelle Hurlburt, Cate and Solomon Van Nostrand, Yemane Andu, Kastie and Deserai Hollis, and a special little great-great grandson, Karson Turner, and five other great-great grandchildren Yemane Andru, Jr. , Daydrien, Damarien, Damari and Liandre Hollis; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. » View what others have shared.

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