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Dorothy A. Cook, 78, Ottawa, Kan., died Monday, June 17, 2013.

Funeral services are planned for 2 p.m. Friday, June 21, 2013, at Faith Lutheran Church, Ottawa. Friends may pay their respects to Mrs. Cook 2 p.m. Thursday to the service hour at Dengel & Son Mortuary, where the family will meet with friends 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday. Interment is set for Highland Cemetery, Ottawa

Dorothy was born Thursday, Feb. 7, 1935 in Norfolk, Neb. She was the daughter of William August and Julia Olephine (Tisthammer) Petersen.

Dorothy lived in Albion, Omaha, Genoa and Norfolk in Nebraska; and Topeka, Emporia and Scandia in Kansas; before moving to Ottawa.

She went to grade school at District 2, Boone County and Albion and graduated high school with the class of 1952, both in Albion, Neb.

Dorothy was united in marriage with Dewey S. Cook Aug. 22, 1954, at Zion Lutheran Church, Albion, Neb. He preceded her in death Feb. 23, 2008.

Survivors include her daughters, Julia Mae Cook, Ottawa, Delilah Rae James and husband, Kevin, Ottawa, and daughter, Arline Fae Kindle and husband, Gary, Eudora; son, Dewey S. Cook Jr., Ottawa; nine grandchildren, Natalie Melton and husband, Eric, Jessica Stinson and husband, Jason, Amy Cook, Margo Hughes and husband, Sam, Emily Wrestler, Jennifer Cook, Erryn Kindle, Jeffrey James, Bryan Kindle; sisters, Winona Lee and husband, Robert, Kansas City, Mo., and Bertha Black and husband, Ralph, Plattsmouth, Neb.; five great-grandchildren, Wyatt Melton, Ebony Hughes, Kinley Stinson, Harper Melton and Emery Hughes; and many nieces and nephews, cousins and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; aunts; and uncles.

Dorothy was not only a wife and mother, but worked at the Franklin County Treasurer’s Office and Franklin County Sheriff’s Office, 20 years at COF Training Services and 23 years at Cook’s Service, all of Ottawa, plus lots of other bookkeeping jobs, retiring in October 2005. She continued to volunteer at Kansas Guardianship Program.

She was baptized March 3, 1935, and confirmed June 5, 1949 at Zion Lutheran Church, Albion, Neb. She was a member of Faith Lutheran Church and current President Chapter of Lutheran Women’s Missionary League.  

The family suggests memorial contributions to Faith Lutheran Church or Midland Hospice of Topeka through Dengel & Son Mortuary, 235 S. Hickory St., Ottawa KS 66067.

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