Mathilda "Tillie" Mary Dodson 1917 - 2010 Lawrence
Graveside services for Mathilda Mary “Tillie” Dodson, 93, Lawrence, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Memorial Park Cemetery. A celebration of life will be at 3:30 p.m. Thursday at Pioneer Ridge Retirement Community.
Mrs. Dodson died Monday, Oct. 4, 2010, at Pioneer Ridge Retirement Community.
She was born Feb. 1, 1917, in Chicago, the daughter of Frank and Julie Wojtech.
She worked as a telephone operator for 14 years in Chicago and later as a sales clerk at Kroger in Lawrence. She was a landlady and enjoyed gardening, playing cards, bingo, boating, dancing, telling jokes, shopping and spending time with her grandchildren.
She married Ed Dodson in 1951 and lived in Lawrence for over 50 years. He preceded her in death in 2006.
Survivors include a daughter, Bonnie Crawford and husband Steve, Lawrence; three grandchildren, John, Wes, and Stephanie; a brother and sister; two sisters-in-law, Goldie Harmon and Virginia Copp, both of Lawrence; and many nieces and nephews.
Friends may call from noon to 8 p.m. today at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, where the family will meet them from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
The family suggests memorials to Douglas County Visiting Nurses, Rehabilitation and Hospice Care, sent in care of Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home & Crematory, 601 Ind., Lawrence, KS 66044.
Online condolences may be sent at rumsey-yost.com.