Share |

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.


Larry Sumners ~ 08-16-1953 to 08-01-2022


  Linn County News Published Aug. 10, 2022   Larry Sumners, age 68, of Centerville, Kan., passed away on Monday, Aug. 1, 2022, at the Overland Park Regional Medical Center in Overland Park, Kan. Laurence A. Sumners was born on Aug. 16, 1953, at McPherson,... [More]

Michael Reinsch ~ 01-28-1947 to 06-22-2022


Linn County News Published Aug. 10, 2022   It is with great sadness to announce the passing of Michael Ekkehard Reinsch, a beloved brother, father, uncle and grandfather. Michael passed away on Wednesday, June 22, 2022, at Augusta University Medical Center. Michael... [More]

Rosetta May Beard ~ 06-02-1923 to 08-03-2022


Linn County News Published Aug. 10, 2022   Rosetta May Beard, age 99, La Cygne, Kan., passed away Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2022. Graveside funeral service will be 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 8, at the Oak Lawn Cemetery, La Cygne, Kan. Memorial contributions are suggested... [More]

More Obituaries

View All Obituaries


Non-revenue neutral budgets cost county/state $20,000


Following the governor’s recent approval of legislation created to show when taxing entities are increasing mill levies, additional costs to taxpayers are coming to the forefront, despite some holding taxes to the same level using revenue neutral rates. [More]

Pleasanton Council mulls enticements for restaurant


Following opening statements at Monday’s Pleasanton City Council meeting, public speaker Mike Higgins took the podium and told the council that he was talking to former Olive’s Hope building owner Brandon McGinnis concerning the sale of the building to a family that... [More]

Department heads working to keep county healthy and safe


Two of the county departments geared toward public safety are now under new direction. Missy Lancaster took over the Linn County Health Department as well as the position of Public Health Officer in November of last year and has made a few changes to the department since... [More]

More News


Total Effect Softball ready for action


Linn County has a new competitive softball team, Total Effect Softball, which will be based out of Mound City. Jayhawk-Linn head softball coach Kris Holt started the team and will be the head coach of Total Effect. Holt had multiple reasons on why he wanted to start a competitive... [More]

Recent KDWP fishing reports


Fishing has slowed down since the last reports on June 27, but fish are still being caught and can be even better in the coming weeks with some cooler weather and more rain. All the reports were last updated on July 18. La Cygne Lake Catfish, largemouth and crappie are the... [More]

More Sports

Business Directory


• May be mailed, e-mailed, faxed or hand delivered.
• Must be received by 9 a.m. on Tuesday morning in order to appear in that week's edition.
• Full obituaries submitted by individuals are required to be paid in advance.
• Obituaries submitted by funeral homes will be billed to the funeral home.
• Cost: $30 for 300 words or less. Each additional word over 300, 10¢. Photograph $5.
Call Barbara at 913-352-6235 or e-mail