Carole Ellen Nuss Dorsch 1944 - 2007 Lawrence
A memorial visitation for Carole Ellen Nuss Dorsch, 63, Lawrence, will be from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Cremation will follow.Mrs. Dorsch died Friday, Dec. 28, 2007, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. She was born Dec. 10, 1944, in Great Bend, the daughter of Raymond and Elsie Kelpe Nuss. She received an Associate of Arts degree from St. John's Junior College in Winfield and a Bachelor of Science degree from Valparaiso University in Indiana. She later attended Kansas University, where she became licensed as an alcohol and drug abuse counselor. Mrs. Dorsch worked in various positions and retired in 2005 after 21 years of counseling, 15 of which she was self-employed. She enjoyed spending time with her family, animals, gardening, American Indian studies and the mountains.Survivors include her partner, Caitlin D. Matthews; a son, Daxon and wife Elizabeth, Winnetka; a daughter, Chane and fiancee Jerome Bisnette, Concordia; a brother, Morrey Nuss and wife Chris, Mayfield Heights, Ohio; a sister, Una Nuss Durheim and husband Bob, Dodge City; four grandchildren, Monique Bell, Marquise and Mariah Rushing and Luke Dorsch; two nephews; four nieces; two great-nephews, nine great-nieces; and many friends.She was preceded in death by her parents.The family suggests memorials to the Lawrence Humane Society, sent in care of the funeral home.Online condolences may be sent at <a href="http://www.rumsey-yost.com">www.rumsey-yost.com</a>.