Death notice for the Clinton Daily Democrat

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAGloria (Catherine) Dorsett passed away on February 23, 2013 in Olathe, Kansas at 95 years of age.  She was born on December 4, 1917 in Kansas City, MO to Francis and Edna (Honn) Duckworth, the third of six children.  Catherine spent early summers in Garland, MO as part of the extended Honn family.  She attended Grammar School in Northeast Kansas City, as well as Jane Hayes Gates School for Girls.

Catherine married the late Jack Dorsett on August 25, 1936 in Clinton, MO.  During WWII, Catherine (as well as her mother and sisters) went to work in the shipyards in Oakland, CA while Jack was stationed in Europe.  Jack and Catherine also lived in Independence, MO, Blue Springs, MO and Topeka, KS before moving to the Clinton in the 1970’s.  While operating a State Licensed Boarding Home for the Aged, Catherine was also the Director of the Community Development Block Grant program in Clinton.

Since Catherine left school at age 15 to help support her family during the Depression, she earned her GED at age 75 and worked for the State of Kansas until she was 85.

Catherine is survived by two children, Marc (Gloria) Dorsett, Olathe KS, Gloria (Mike) Hanrahan, Anchorage, Alaska.  Six grandchildren, Matthew Dorsett, Laura Fluke, Michael Dorsett, Jack, Kimber and Keelin Hanrahan as well as seven great-grandchildren.

Interment was with her husband, Jack, in the Ft. Leavenworth National Cemetery in Leavenworth, KS.

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