|Birth: ||May 24, 1894|
|Death: ||Dec. 9, 1992|
Services for Jessie Leah Dimmitt, 98, Lawrence, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Harrison Funeral Chapel in Colby. Burial will be in Beulah Cemetery in Colby.
Mrs. Dimmitt died Wednesday at Lawrence Presbyterian Manor.
She was born May 24, 1894, in Colby, the daughter of William and Rose Smallwood Pratt. She moved to Lawrence from Colby in 1979.
Mrs. Dimmitt attended Kansas Weslyan College in Salina. After teaching in one-room schools and in Colby's high school, she began work at the Colby Public Library, where she served as librarian for 30 years.
She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Lawrence and had formerly been a member of the First United Methodist Church of Colby. She was a member of Business and Professional Women of Colby, the Kansas Teachers Assn. and the Westside Study Club in Lawrence. She was a founding member of the Colby Priscilla Club and wrote extensively for the Thomas County Historical Society.
She married Birch V. Dimmitt on April 22, 1916, in Colby. He died in 1977. A son, Lloyd Dimmitt, and a great-grandson also died earlier.
Survivors include a daughter, Ethelyn Dutton, Lawrence; a brother, John Pratt, Colby; a sister, Helen Kellogg, Boulder, Colo.; six grandchildren, sixteen great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.
Friday, December 11, 1992 ljworld
Birch Vernon Dimmitt (1886 - 1977)*
Ethelyn LaVergne Dimmitt Dutton (1917 - 2005)*
James Lloyd Dimmitt (1919 - 1944)*
Created by: MrPeepers
Record added: Dec 26, 2007
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