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Obituaries

Obituaries

Dorothea Mary Carolyn Pankratz 1911 - 2007 Lawrence

Services for Dorothea Mary Carolyn Pankratz, 95, Lawrence, will be at 9 a.m. Monday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence. Graveside services will be at 9 a.m. Tuesday at Memorial Park Cemetery in Bartlesville, Okla.Mrs. Pankratz died Friday, Jan. 5, 2007, at Brandon Woods Retirement Community.She was born Oct. 10, 1911, in Eureka, the daughter of Otto and Anna Sanders Pankratz. She lived in Bartlesville, Okla., London and Stockton-on-Tees, England, Paris and Lawrence.Mrs. Pankratz was active in the Lutheran Church, Missouri Synod, the Young Women's Christian Association and the Garden Club. She raised flowers and was a flower show judge. She was also an expert chef and had attended various cooking schools in France and England.She married Howard Pankratz Sr. on May 27, 1938, in Eureka. They met while attending Kansas University and were married for 63 years. He died in May 2001. Survivors include a son, Howard, Denver; a daughter, Mary Nichols, Lawrence; a sister, Hortense "Sandy" Sanders, Lawrence; two grandchildren, Christopher and Robyn; and three great-grandchildren, Anna, Quinn and Kate.Online condolences may be sent at <a href="http://www.warrenmcelwain.com">www.warrenmcelwain.com</a>, subject: Pankratz.Warren-McElwain Mortuary is in charge of local arrangements. Walker-Brown Funeral Home is in charge of Bartlesville, Okla., arrangements.