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Dorothy Lucille Dunlop-Cox, 86, of La Cygne, Kan., went to be with her Lord Sunday morning, Oct. 12, 2014, comforted by her husband, son and daughter by her side. Dorothy was born May 16, 1928, at Somerset, Kan., the daughter of Walter W. and Nellie May Long-Dunlop, the second of six children.
Her childhood was spent up on the family farm near Parker, Kan., where she learned the value of family and the art of cooking for loved ones.
She attended grade school at Pleasant Home and later Parker School, graduated from Parker Rural High School in 1946 and married LaVern Cox on May 23, 1946, in Paola at the Miami County Court House.
Dorothy put her love into her passion of cooking, and it soon became a career as a cook at Parker Rural High School, Prairie View High School and as head cook at La Cygne Elementary School, serving the children she adored.
She and LaVern were avid square dancers in their younger years. She enjoyed playing cards, reading, cross stitching and quilting. Dorothy was active in 4-H with her children. She attended Fontana Christian Church.
Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents; infant brother, Dale Andrew; and eldest brother, Walter Eugene Dunlop and his dear wife Ellen.
She is survived by her husband, LaVern Cox; son, Norman Cox; daughter, Jalane Cox-Alexander; brothers, Raymond and Charles Dunlop; sister, Fern Knight; five grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be held Thursday, Oct. 16, from 5-7 p.m. at the Schneider Funeral Home and Crematory, La Cygne Chapel. Funeral service will be held 10:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 17, 2014, at the Fontana Christian Church followed by the burial service at the Prairie Home Cemetery near LaVern and Dorothy’s farmhouse. The family suggests contributions to the Fontana Christian Church. Online condolences for the family may be left at Arrangements: Schneider Funeral Home and Crematory, Pleasanton Chapel.


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