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Linn County News

Published Aug. 1, 2018

Dorothy C. Baston Troth, 88, of Pittsburg, Kan., formerly of Pleasanton, died Thursday, July 26, 2018, at Via Christi Village in Pittsburg. Dorothy was born Aug. 12, 1929, in Farlinville, Kan., to Floyd and Estella (Holt) Baston. She attended grade school at Walnut Grove and graduated from Mound City High School in 1947.

On Dec. 24, 1946, she married William Kenneth Troth. They lived in Mound City until moving to Pleasanton in 1953 where she raised her family.

 Dorothy worked at Smith Rexall Drug Store and then for nine years at Craw-Kan Telephone before the office closed. In her later years she worked at Pleasanton School in the lunch room.

Dorothy was a member of the First Christian Church in Pleasanton and attended the First Christian Church in Pittsburg for the last four years. Dorothy enjoyed making quilts and knitting. She and Kenneth and the family sold fireworks for 55 years in Pleasanton. 

Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband of 67 years Kenneth Troth on Jan. 7, 2014; her parents; one daughter, Phyllis Elaine Troth; five brothers, Lavern, Russell, Charles, Chester and Leslie Baston. 

Survivors include one son and his wife, Mike and Pauline Troth of Pittsburg; one daughter and her husband, Regina and Edwin Reed of Nevada, Mo.; four grandchildren, Matthew Troth and wife Marissa, and Melissa Bugni and husband Chad, all of Pittsburg, and Ashley Reed and Haley Reed, both of Nevada; six great grandchildren, Bryce, Chase and Nolan Bugni and Magnolia and Marigold Troth, all of Pittsburg, and Aiden Reed of Nevada; one sister, Ione Pearson of Indiana; and her brother-in-law, Raimond Troth of Mound City, Kan.

Funeral service was held on Monday, July 30, 2018, at the Pleasanton First Christian Church.

The family suggests contributions to either the First Christian Church of Pleasanton or the First Christian Church of Pittsburg in care of the funeral home, PO Box 525, Pleasanton, KS 66075. Online condolences may be left at Arrangements: Schneider Funeral Home and Crematory, Pleasanton Chapel.


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