Obituary: Dollie D. Martin

Dollie D. Martin of Wellington, formerly of Argonia, died Friday, July 14, 2017, at Schowalter Villa in Hesston at the age of 84.

Dollie was born the daughter of Guy Vernon and Pearl Ellen (Draper) Newberry on Thursday, June 15, 1933, near Bluff City, Kan. On Jan. 31, 1954, Dollie and C. Donald “Don” Martin were united in marriage at the Methodist Church in Argonia. Together they celebrated 48 years of marriage before his passing in 2002.

Dollie retired from Horton Furniture in Wichita after a 29-year career as an office administrator. Outside of the office, she enjoyed flower gardening, cooking, and was a sports fan who followed basketball, football, baseball and golf. Dollie was a loving person who will be missed by many.

Survivors include her daughters, Terry Taggart and her husband Ernie of Wichita; and Kay Javor of Huntsville, Ala; son, Brian Martin and Cynthia Rhodes of Hesston; grandchildren, Nathan Shaw and his wife Kara, Jerod Shaw, Erik Javor, Alex Javor and wife Pallavi, Brandi Javor, Ryan Martin and Ashley Martin; great-grandchildren, Emma, Gavin and Tessa Shaw; sister, Hazel Swingle; brother-in-law, Kenneth Martin and his wife Betty; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; granddaughter, Sara Martin; and brother, Bennie Newberry.

A memorial service for Dollie will be held at 10 a.m., Thursday, July 20, in the chapel of Cornejo/Day Funeral Home, Wellington.

A private graveside service will be held at a later time.

A memorial fund has been established in her loving memory with Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice. Contributions may be mailed or left with the funeral home.

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Arrangements are by Cornejo/Day Funeral Home and Crematory, Wellington.