Dorothy Ann Vontz, age 77, died Friday, May 15, 2009, at Community Hospital in McCook.
She was born April 27, 1932, to Joseph B. and Hazel E. (Claflin) Kircher on their family farm north and west of Indianola. She graduated from Red Willow High School in 1949.
She married Robert L. Vontz on Feb. 3, 1951. To this union three children were born. She worked for many years as the head of the McCook Public Schools Cafeteria and enjoyed travel, sewing and quilting having made a quilt for each grandchild, crafts, TV cooking shows and her wonderful best friend, Puddy Pie cat.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Bob on April 20, 2002; and a brother, Jim.
Survivors include her daughter, Kathleen S. Hartwell of Lexington, Robert J. Vontz and wife, Nancy of Sarasota, Fla., and Kenneth M. Vontz of McCook; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; brother, Charles Kircher and wife, Myrna of Minot, N.D.; sister, Carol Bridgman of McCook; and many nieces and nephews and a host of friends.
Memorials may be given in her name to the McCook Humane Society.
Visitation will be today until 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Friends may send condolences at www.carpenterbreland.com.
Funeral services will be Tuesday, May 19, 2009, 10 a.m. at Carpenter Breland Chapel with Father Gary Brethour officiating. Burial will be in the Calvary Cemetery.
Carpenter Breland Funeral Home of McCook is in charge of the arrangements.