Dolores’s life began on March 21, 1925 in Marion, KS. She is the daughter of Sidney Lionel and Ruth Clara (McCarty) Hobson. Dolores is a 1942 graduate of Marion High School. She worked for Southwestern Bell Telephone as an operator before marrying Marvin Lee on November 22, 1951 in Marion, KS. Dolores was a homemaker after marriage raising the couple’s three children. She attended both Trinity United Methodist Church in El Dorado and Augusta United Methodist in Augusta, where she taught Sunday School for several years. Dolores was an avid bowler in El Dorado, bowling three times a week into her 80’s. She belonged to TOPS and KOPS and loved hummingbirds.
Her greatest joy was her family which includes her children Terry (Lucy) Lee of Augusta, Debbie (Jeff) Dunagan and Cheri (Kelly) Bonnell, both of Wichita; grandchildren Jami, Tina, Brent, Jason, Mike, Janelle, Kory, Chris and Amy; 14 great grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren and her sister Virginia (Arnold) Starkel of El Dorado. Dolores passed away on July 25, 2017 at Lakepoint Assisted Living in El Dorado. She is preceded in death by her parents, husband Marvin, grandson Dean, infant brother Jason and her companion Boyfriend Bud Bailey.
Her family will gather with friends on Monday at 11 a.m. at the Trinity United Methodist Church, El Dorado for her memorial service led by Pastor Micki McCorkle. She will be laid to rest in Highland (Marion) Cemetery on Monday at 3p.m. in a graveside service led by Chaplain Steve Ward of Heartland Hospice. Carlson Funeral Home is serving the family. Memorial contributions in Dolores name may be directed to Trinity United Methodist Church or Heartland Hospice. Please sign her online guestbook and leave a memory of Dolores at www.carlsonkirbymorris.com.