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Dorothy Beth Schwemmer

September 23, 1933 ~ December 29, 2017 (age 84)

Dorothy’s life began on September 23, 1933, the daughter of Jack and Grace (Buckner) Mosier in Rural Towanda, Kansas. She graduated from Towanda High School Class of 1951, and then attended Butler Junior College. Dorothy married Raymond “Sam” Schwemmer on December 7, 1952, at the Towanda United Methodist Church. Dorothy retired from Beechcraft as an Executive Administrator. She was a member of the Palmyra Baptist Church, DAR El Dorado Putnam Post, NOKOMIS and was involved in Girl Scouts, 4-H Club, was the Palmyra Church secretary, and taught Sunday School for 20+ years. She loved to quilt, make baby blankets, and hanky blankies, her flower and vegetable garden, bus trips and traveling.

Her loving family includes her husband, Sam of 65 years; children, Roxanne (Craig) Waltman of Towanda, Nancy (Ed) Wait of Benton, Neil (Susan) Schwemmer of Augusta, Rodney (Cathy) Schwemmer of Benton; sisters, Jolene Pennington of Ohio, Helen (Conley) Terrell of Towanda; grandchildren, Chad Waltman, Jenna (Jake) Myers, Mark (Dani) Wait, Staci Wait, Courtney (Aaron) Powers, Aubrie (Trever) Lockamy, Ashley Schwemmer, Heath (Kelsey) Kennemer, Evan, Trevor, and Madison Schwemmer; 8 great-grandchildren.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents, and a sister, Evelyn Griggs. Dorothy passed away, Friday, December 29, 2017, having reached the age of 84 years old.

Her family will gather with friends on Tuesday, January 2, from 5-7 p.m. at Carlson Funeral Home. Funeral service will be held Wednesday, January 3, at 11:00 a.m. at Palmyra Baptist Church with Pastor Norman Mosier officiating. Interment will follow at Green Valley Cemetery in Furley, Kansas.

Memorial contributions in her name may be directed to Palmyra Baptist Church, 999 NW Butler Road, Benton, Kansas or Amedysis Hospice, 250 W. Douglas, Suite 101, Wichita, Kansas 67202 Please sign her online guest book and leave a memory of Dorothy at

Charitable donations may be made to:

Palmyra Baptist Church

Amedisys Foundation
250 W Douglas Ave #110, Wichita KS 67202

 Service Information

January 2, 2018

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Carlson Funeral Home
200 S. Star
El Dorado, KS 67042

January 3, 2018

11:00 AM to TBD
Palmyra Baptist Church


Greenvalley Cemetery

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