Obituary of Dorothy Taylor

Dorothy Taylor, 77, of Fort Scott, passed away Wednesday, January 18, 2023, at her home. She was born October 27, 1945, in Fort Scott, Kansas, the daughter of Charles James Alfred Bloesser and Nellie Ida (Brundige) Bloesser. She married Marvin Lee Taylor, Sr. on November 26, 1966, at the Redfield Methodist Church in Redfield, Kansas. He preceded her in death on August 5, 2022.


Dorothy graduated from Nevada High School in 1963, and was a member of the First Southern Baptist Church in Fort Scott.


Dorothy is survived by her children, Marvin Lee Taylor, Jr., of Dallas, Texas, Evan Randall “Randy” Taylor (Kayla Mitchell), of Fort Scott; two sisters, Lorraine Schnarre, of Blue Springs, Missouri, and Carol Arnold, of Nixa, Missouri; and four grandchildren, Dayton Lee Taylor (Lauren), of Manhattan, Kansas, Kyle Mitchell, Courtney Shelton, and Jackson Marlow, all of Fort Scott.

In addition to her husband Marvin, she was also preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Alva Bloesser and Henry Bloesser; and two sisters, Leah Stubblefield, and Connie Shoemaker.


Rev. Joel Crippen and Rev. James Collins will conduct funeral services at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, January 25, 2023, at the First Southern Baptist Church, with burial following at the Fort Scott National Cemetery, under the direction of the Konantz-Cheney Funeral Home.

The family will receive friends 6:00-7:00 p.m. Tuesday evening January 24, 2023, at the funeral home.

Funeral Services will be livestreamed on Facebook Live via the Konantz-Cheney Facebook page for anyone unable to attend.

Memorial contributions may be made to the First Southern Baptist Church, and may be left in the care of the Konantz-Cheney Funeral Home, 15 W. Wall Street, P.O. Box 309, Fort Scott, Kansas, 66701. Condolences may be submitted to the online guestbook at


One thought on “Obituary of Dorothy Taylor”

  1. Dorothy and I were classmates at Richards from our childhood through high school..
    I spent a night in 2011 with Dorothy and Marvin on one my many bicycle trips in Missouri. Spent the evening at Chicken Annie’s near Pittsburg reminiscing and enjoying the company of their grandson who they were very proud ..
    We actually started the conversation at that time for our class 50th reunion.. The reunion did come to fruition in 2013 with a luncheon at Dorothy’s house and the then an evening celebration at the alumni banquet at Buck Run..
    Fred Dore

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