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Dortha Mae Schofield Lancaster
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Birth: Jun. 18, 1934
Lowell
Cherokee County
Kansas, USA
Death: Feb. 22, 2013
Welch
Craig County
Oklahoma, USA

Dortha Mae Lancaster, 78, of rural Welch, Oklahoma, formerly of Chetopa, Kansas, died at 12:05 a.m., Friday, February 22, 2013, at her home.

She was born June 18, 1934, in Lowell, Kansas, to James Howard and Opal (Phenix) Schofield. As a young girl, she attended rural schools.

Through the years she worked as a cook in area restaurants including Redwood Café in Chetopa and Newman's Café in Welch. She had also cared for the elderly.

She enjoyed reading, yard work, remodeling houses and wallpapering. She especially enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren.

She and Vernon Taylor were married in Arkansas. They later divorced. On December 21, 1966, she and W. W. Lancaster, Jr. were married. He preceded her in death August 30, 1987.

Survivors include:
One son
Michael Lancaster and wife, Rebecca Fields Bakersfield, CA
Two daughters
Connie Johnson and husband, Melvin, Vinita, OK
Rhonda Mercer and husband, Shawn, Welch, OK
Eight grandchildren
Bobby Johnson, Sheilla Root, Amy Russell, Andrea Dickerson, Justin Appleton, Lexi Mercer, Rachel Mercer and Kacie Mercer Ten great grandchildren
One brother
Harvey Schofield, Oronogo, MO
One sister
Georgia Garrett, Alabama

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by numerous brothers and sisters; three children, an infant son, Vernon Taylor; Donna Appleton and David Lancaster; and one grandson, Chad Appleton.

Bath-Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home, Chetopa, KS
 
 
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 Parents:
  James Harvey Schofield (1895 - 1955)
  Opal Marie Fenex Beale (1910 - 1988)
 
 Spouse:
  William Woodrow Lancaster (1925 - 1987)
 
 Siblings:
  Bertha Madge Schofield Shockley (1916 - 1962)**
  Betty Jeane Schofield Folk (1926 - 1990)*
  Glen Lou Schofield (1928 - 1990)*
  Billy Jay Schofield (1930 - 1994)*
  Bonnie Beatrice Schofield Curry (1932 - 1999)*
  Dortha Mae Schofield Lancaster (1934 - 2013)
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Oak Hill Cemetery
Chetopa
Labette County
Kansas, USA
 
Created by: Forever Searching †
Record added: Feb 24, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 105735260
 


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