Donna G. Rothwell

Graveside service for Donna G. Rothwell, 82, Lawrence, will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Penwell-Gabel Cemetery, Hutchinson.

Mrs. Rothwell died Monday, Dec. 21, 2010, at Brandon Woods Retirement Community.

She was born Dec. 2, 1928, in Hutchinson, the daughter of Leo Charles Broome and Dollie Aileen Beaty.

Mrs. Rothwell attended Lawrence schools, University High, and graduated from Liberty Memorial High School in 1946.
After graduation she worked for Hallmark Cards, Gobles Grocery store, Weaver’s, American Underwriters, and as an insurance agent for Metropolitan Life Insurance for many years. In 1974 she started her own business, MaDonna Indian Shop where she bought and sold Indian jewelry and goods. From 1979-1981 she was a co-owner of DonnaLee’s Dried and Silk Flowers with her daughter, Nancy Porter.

She married Dallas E. Dolan on Sept. 9, 1946; they later divorced. She then married Bill Evans on March 1, 1974; they later divorced. She then married Wilbur Rothwell on Dec. 1, 1980; he preceded her in death in 2009.

Mrs. Rothwell was also preceded in death by her parents, a son Jay D. Dolan, and brothers Gordon and Clarence “Bud” Rayl.

Survivors include a daughter, Nancy Porter, son Dallas J. Dolan and wife Suzanne, daughter Rhonda Dolan, grandchildren Dan Porter and wife Kristi, Jerry Porter and wife Bola, Joshua Hackathorn and wife Jacklyn, Jay Dolan Jr., Dean Butz , Christina Dolan, Jon Hofmann, Chris Hood, Kellam Jones, great-grandchildren Marlena, Nathan, Thomas, Gavin, and Andrew Porter, Grace, Naomi, and Abigail Porter, Hunter, Wyatt, and Dalton Hackathorn, Isaiah Hofmann, Alexis and Jazelina Hood, sister June Ford and husband Jim, brother Gary Rayl and wife Bev.

Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday where the family will meet with friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or the Alzheimer’s Association in care of Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, 601 Indiana St., Lawrence, KS 66044

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