Obituary: Dorothy Ellen Todd

Submitted by Cheney Witt Funeral Home

Dorothy Ellen Todd, age 87, a resident of Fort Scott, Kansas, passed away Friday, May 26, 2017, at her home.

Dorothy Ellen Todd

She was born February 11, 1930, in Fort Scott, the daughter of Clarence B. Sackett and Mary Jane Crystal Sackett. She married Allan Todd on November 2, 1946. Dorothy had worked as a nurse for Mercy Hospital for many years. Dorothy was known for her kind and generous personality. In earlier years, she had volunteered her time for the Red Cross, CASA and Mother to Mother Ministries.

Survivorss include a daughter, Linda Toepfer, of Fort Scott, one son, Matthew A. Todd, and wife Ellah, of Independence, Mo.; three granddaughters, Shelly Edwards, of Leawood, Kan., Kerri Bohlken and husband, Randy, and Kendell Mason and husband, Steve, all of Fort Scott; five great-grandchildren, Alex and wife Holli, and Ashton Mason, Lane and Max Bohlken and Jessica Amico and husband, Joey; and a great-great-granddaughter, Lucy Mason. Also surviving are three brothers, Billy Sackett, of Rocky Ford, Colo., George Sackett, of Olathe, Kans., and Kenneth Sackett, of Park City, Kans. and three sisters, Bonnie Reid, of Topeka, Kans., Fran Brillhart, of Tampa, Fla., and Lorrene Henningsen, of Fort Scott. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a brother, Leroy Sackett, and three sisters, Ally Faye Sackett, Pansy Hill and Betty Sackett.

At Dorothy’s request, her body has been donated to the University of Kansas Medical Center. A celebration of Dorothy’s life will be held at a later date. Burial will take place in the Paint Creek Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of the Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main, Ft. Scott. Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at

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