Donna G. Rothwell 1928 - 2010 Lawrence
Graveside service for Donna G. Rothwell, 82, Lawrence, will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Penwell-Gabel Cemetery, Hutchinson.
Mrs. Rothwell died Tuesday, Dec. 21, at Brandon Woods at Alvamar.
She was born Dec. 2, 1928, in Hutchinson, the daughter of Leo Charles Broome and Dollie Aileen Beaty. She attended Lawrence schools, University High and graduated from Liberty Memorial High School in 1946.
After graduation she worked for Hallmark Cards, Gobles Grocery store, Weaver’s, American Underwriters, and as an insurance agent for Metropolitan Life Insurance for many years. In 1974 she started her own business, MaDonna Indian Shop, where she bought and sold Indian jewelry and goods. From 1979-1981 she was a co-owner of DonnaLee’s Dried and Silk Flowers with her daughter, Nancy Porter.
She married Dallas E. Dolan on Sept. 9, 1946. They divorced. She married Bill Evans on March 1, 1974. They divorced. She married Wilbur Rothwell on Dec. 1, 1980, and he preceded her in death in 2009.
Mrs. Rothwell was also preceded in death by her parents, a son, Jay D. Dolan, and brothers Gordon and Clarence “Bud” Rayl.
Survivors include two daughters, Nancy Porter and Rhonda Dolan; a son, Dallas J. Dolan and wife Suzanne; grandchildren Dan Porter, Jerry Porter, Joshua Hackathorn, Jay Dolan Jr., Dean Butz, Christina Dolan, Jon Hofmann, Chris Hood and Kellam Jones; great-grandchildren Marlena, Nathan, Thomas, Gavin and Andrew Porter, Grace, Naomi and Abigail Porter, Hunter, Wyatt and Dalton Hackathorn, Isaiah Hofmann, and Alexis and Jazelina Hood; a sister, June Ford and husband Jim; and a brother, Gary Rayl and wife Bev.
Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday at the Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, where the family will meet with friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
The family suggests memorials to the American Heart Association or to the Alzheimer’s Association, sent in care of the funeral home, 601 Ind., Lawrence, KS 66044.
Online condolences may be sent at rumsey-yost.com.