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The Kansan - Newton, KS
  • Obituary: Dorothy McGinn

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  • Dorothy McGinn, beloved wife, mother and grandmother, died Nov. 15, 2012. Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 19, 2012, at the First Christian Church in Sedgwick. Dorothy was born Jan. 15, 1931, in Caddoa, Colo., the second daughter of Clyde and Edna Owen. She attended nurses’ training at Halstead Hospital and St. Joseph Hospital, and received her BSN in nursing from Newman University. She worked as Director of Nursing and Assistant Administrator at Halstead Hospital, then went on to serve as Director of Nursing at Catholic Care Center. She also worked as a supervisor at Riverside Medical Center and was a staff nurse at the Veterans’ Administration Hospital in Wichita. She married Kennith (Dutch) McGinn on Nov. 14, 1951. Their union was blessed with three daughters, Debbi (Jim) Elmore of Valley Center, Carleen (George) Currier of Sedgwick, and Candi (Jerry) Young of rural Halstead. They all survive. She is also survived by seven grandchildren, Kelsi (Kevin Gibbons) Currier of Austin, Texas, Chad (Shannon) Currier of Charlotte, N.C., Ryan (Gina) Currier of Louisville, Ky., Andi (Bill Dickey) Elmore of Wichita, Jeremy Young, Justin Young, and Lesley Young, all of Sedgwick, and five great-grandchildren, Jackson and Madelyn Currier, MacKenzie Dickey, and Grey and Kelsey Gibbons. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dutch; her sister, Mildred; and her parents. Memorials are established with the Salvation Army, 350 N Market, Wichita, KS 67202, and Caring Hands Humane Society, 1400 SE 3rd Street, Newton, KS 67114. Send tributes to the family via www.dlwichita.com. 

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