Dorothy E. Oppliger


Dorothy E. Oppliger, 93, died Friday, March 14, 2014, at High Plains Retirement Village in Lakin.

Dorothy E. Oppliger, 93, died Friday, March 14, 2014, at High Plains Retirement Village in Lakin.

She was born Feb. 19, 1921, at Lexington, Okla., to Joseph Maxwell and Ina Marsee Eckl.

She married Eric Ray Oppliger on Jan. 3, 1943, at Wichita. He preceded her in death.

She graduated from Ness City High School in 1939. She moved to Garden City in 1966 and worked for Dr. Goodwin for 15 years and later for Garden Optical. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Garden City, 20th Century Book Club, Sunflower EHU, and Order of the Eastern Star.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and a sister, Francis Stone.

Survivors include two daughters, Catherine Raye Webster of Wichita, and Ina R. Oppliger of Tacoma, Wash.; a son, Eric R. Oppliger of Nathrop, Colo.; a sister, Betty Bean of Overland Park; three grandchildren, Julie Munson of Lakin, Becky Graham of Nathrop, Colo., and Carrie Carmichael of North Andover, Mass.; and four great-grandchildren, Kendall Graham, Emily Munson, Eric Munson and Maya Carmichael.

Services are 2 p.m. Tuesday at Garnand Funeral Home in Garden City. Burial will be at Valley View Cemetery in Garden City.

Visitation will be 3 to 8 p.m. today, and 9 a.m. to service time Tuesday at the funeral home.

Memorials are suggested to High Plains Retirement Village in care of the funeral home.

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