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Sr Mary Madeleva (Dorothy) "Dot" Ditmars
Birth: Oct. 10, 1924
Chanute
Neosho County
Kansas, USA
Death: Mar. 27, 2000
Kansas, USA

She entered the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth on August 14, 1947. Made final vows on August 15, 1949.

She received a Bachelors Degree from Saint Mary College, Leavenworth, Kansas and a Masters Degree from DePaul University in Illinois. She also attended the University of Missouri in Kansas City, Missouri.

She taught music in Montana, Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska. She retired from full time teaching in 1980.

She worked part-time at the Business Office of Saint Mary College, Leavenworth, Kansas for many years, and was director of the Leavenworth Community Band and Orchestra for many years, based out of the Music Department of Saint Mary College.

She founded the musical combo group "The Remnants" a group made up of members of the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth. Over a 12-year period, the Remnants musical group performed at many events in Kansas, Colorado, New Mexico, Montana, and California. Highlights included an engagement on the "Here's Lucy Show" with Lucille Ball which aired in November, 1971, as well as a major participation in Bob Hope's performance at the Leavenworth, Kansas, Veterans Administration Hospital in the late 1970's. Augmented by 2 saxophones, a trombone and a second trumpet, the group performed daily for one week at the 1976 World's Fair held in Spokane, Washington.

Fun Fact: The song Space Age Santa Claus was written by Sisters Madeleva Ditmars (Ross Chrisman) and Rose Anne Colvin, both deceased. 
 
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 Parents:
  Leo Warren Ditmars (1900 - 1996)
  Delia Victoria Parker Ditmars (1899 - 1965)
 
Burial:
Mount Olivet Cemetery (Saint Marys)
Leavenworth
Leavenworth County
Kansas, USA
 
Created by: Roanho
Record added: Mar 28, 2011
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Sr Mary Madeleva (Dorothy) Dot Ditmars
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Sr Mary Madeleva (Dorothy) Dot Ditmars
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Sr Mary Madeleva (Dorothy) Dot Ditmars
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A Great Friend, and teacher!
-Anonymous
 Added: Jan. 9, 2013

- Remembered ~*~ Angels
 Added: Aug. 30, 2012
Remebering a great Mentor and Musician
-Anonymous
 Added: Mar. 28, 2011
 
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