Archive for Tuesday, October 24, 1989


October 24, 1989


Services are pending for Dorothy Lee Wolf, 76, Eudora, at Warren-McElwain Mortuary.

Mrs. Wolf died Monday at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

She was born March 24, 1913, in Raytown, Mo. She graduated from Raytown High School in 1931 and played professional basketball for the Kansas City-area Raytown Piperettes in the early 1930s. She also sang professionally with a trio called The Three Little Words on radio stations WHB in Kansas City and KOA in Denver. The group also performed in clubs and dinner theaters in several metropolitan areas. She moved to the Kansas City area in 1940 and to Eudora in 1949, where she and her husband owned and operated the Victory theater.

Mrs. Wolf served as Eudora City Clerk from 1956 until 1966, when she became a paraprofessional at the Nottingham Elementary School in Eudora. She was a teacher's aide and librarian until her retirement in 1976. She had been a resident of the Eudora Nursing Center since 1985.

Mrs. Wolf was a member of the Eudora United Methodist Church and was active in church activities and volunteer work.

She married Robert L. Wolf on February 18, 1936, in Denver. He died in 1984.

Survivors include a son, Penn R. Wolf, Evanston, Wyo.; a daughter, Paige Carney, Lawrence; a sister, Louise Lyon, Rolla, Mo.; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to the Nottingham Elementary School Library Fund or Gideons International Memorial Bibles, in care of the funeral home.

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