Archive for Thursday, October 5, 2006

Raymond E. Dodd

1931-2006

October 5, 2006

Mass of Christian Burial for Raymond E. Dodd, 75, of Easton, was Wednesday, Oct. 4, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Leavenworth. Burial was in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Lansing.

Mr. Dodd died Friday, Sept. 29, in a tractor accident in rural Leavenworth County.

He was born May 13, 1931, in Leavenworth, the son of Theodore and Anna (Finneran) Dodd.

He grew up in Leavenworth County and attended Sacred Heart and Bell grade schools. He was active in the Bell 4-H Club. Mr. Dodd worked at Leavenworth Steel until the facility closed. He then worked for Thompson Concrete, retiring in 1996.

Mr. Dodd was a member of the Eagles Club. He loved horseback riding and participated in many trail rides in southern Missouri and Arkansas as a member of the Cavalade Club. He and his wife were regular attendees on Monday evenings at Campbell's Sale Barn in Linwood.

He married Laura Myrtle Holthusen on Oct. 16, 1954. She died in 1993; he then married Judy Lynn McGraw on March 12, 1994, in Leavenworth. She survives of the home. Other survivors include two daughters, Roxann Kell, Leavenworth, and Sharon Dodd Campbell, Warsaw, Mo.; a son, Mark Dodd; a stepdaughter, Lynn Cox, Leavenworth; a stepson, Mike McGraw, Colorado; three grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; five great-grandchildren; five sisters, Florence Haling, Jeanette Zielinski, Margaret Long, Alice Schneider and Delores Urban, all of Leavenworth; and a brother Donald, Ellsworth.

The family suggests memorials to the Leavenworth County 4-H Foundation, sent in care of Belden-Sexton-Sumpter Funeral Chapel, 500 Oak St., Leavenworth 66048.

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