Dorothy went to be with the Lord on December 14,
2011 at Quaker Hill Manor in Lowell, Kansas, where she had
resided since June 2010. Prior to that she lived at Autumn Place
in Baxter Springs, Kansas since January 1998. She was a member of
the Cardin Baptist Church.
Dorothy was born in Hockerville, Oklahoma October 4, 1921 to
Rossman Lafayette Hodges and Bessie Mae (Pendleton) Hodges. She
attended school at Quapaw. She met the love of her life, Jessie
Lee Madden, they were married on November 25, 1939 and lived in
the Picher area all of their wedded years, making their home on
East F street, later on South Connell Avenue. Jessie Lee preceded
Dorothy in death on January 15,1998.
To this union they were blessed with 3 children, Judy and (Jack)
Heatherly, Larry and Sue Madden and Brenda and Ed Onstott. 9
granchildren, Kevin and Jamie Heatherly, Randy and Julie
Heatherly, Kim and Vance Box, Melissa and Tim Swob, Scott and
Stacy Madden, Kristin and Grady Huke, Rodneyl and Lacee Onstott,
T.J. and Jill Onstott, Jennifer and Austin Choate. 14 Great
She was preceded in death by one brother: Carl Hodges, and five
sisters: Mildred Wilson, Lois Jantti, Norma Watt, Gladys Mason,
and Avis Shipman.
Dorothy was a devoted wife and mother to her children, adored by
her grandchildren and Great grandchildren alike. She cooked big
family dinners with yummy food and was an expert pie and cobbler
Dorothy had and uncanny talent for sewing, she was taught by her
mother as a child, she could just see a dress in a store window,
draw the pattern and make very stlylish clothes along with her
famous prize winning quilts. She shared her quilts with her whole
family. She also loved watching all of her grandkids play sports.