Dorothy M. Steward 1916 - 2011 Lawrence
A Celebration of Life service for Dorothy M. Steward, 95, Lawrence, will be at 3 p.m. Monday at the Lawrence Free Methodist Church. A private family burial was held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Belleville Cemetery.
Mrs. Steward died Friday, Dec. 2, 2011, at the Baldwin Health Care and Rehabilitation Center.
She was born Nov. 23, 1916, in Wayne, the daughter of Walter S. and Anna Marie Cochran. She completed her education at Yates Center.
Mrs. Steward lived in the Belleville area and moved to Lawrence in 1998 to be near her family. She worked in her father’s grocery store in Belleville prior to her marriage. Mrs. Steward was a homemaker and helper to her husband on the farm. She enjoyed cooking, raising flower and vegetable gardens, camping and traveling. Mrs. Steward was active in E.H.U. She was a member of the Belleville Wesleyan Church, where she sang in the choir and served in many other areas. Mrs. Steward also volunteered for the Belleville Health Care Center. She attended Lawrence Free Methodist Church after moving to Lawrence.
She married Harold L. Steward on May 11, 1941. They shared almost 66 years of marriage. He preceded her in death on April 24, 2007.
She was also preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Gladys McHenry and Florine Schneider; a brother Harold Cochran; and a granddaughter, Cynthia Atkinson.
Survivors include a daughter, Darlene Atkinson and husband Leslie, Lawrence; a son, Marvin, Wichita; five grandchildren, Kimberly Tilley, Denise Alphson, Vicki Reynolds, Brian Atkinson and Angela Steward; 10 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church.
The family suggests memorials to the Lawrence Free Methodist Church, Oklahoma Wesleyan University or Grace Hospice, sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary, 120 W. 13th St., Lawrence, KS 66044.
Online condolences may be sent at warrenmcelwain.com.