Longtime Goodland, KS resident Dolores Louise Jones Peter, 88, passed away on Monday, February 26, 2018 at the Citizen’s Medical Center in Colby, KS.
Dolores was born on June 30, 1929 in Bruning, NE to Leonard and Martha (Schutte) Dankenbring. She was one of four children. The family moved to Goodland where Dolores attended school and graduated from Sherman County High School in 1947.
On June 30, 1947, Dolores married Melvin Jones at the courthouse in Goodland. To this union, five children; Kathy, Karen, Coleen, Connie and Billy were born. The family made their home in Goodland where Dolores spent her life as a wife, mother and worked various motel positions in Goodland. Dolores and Melvin later divorced and she then married Howard Peter.
Dolores enjoyed being with family and friends, cooking, baking, crafting, and spending time with her grandchildren.
Preceding her in death were her parents, her husband’s Melvin and Howard, two daughters, Kathy Miller and Connie Whitebread, one sister Lucille Leitner, one grandson James Miller and one great great granddaughter.
She is survived by three children; Karen (Dewayne) Marler of Tulsa, OK, Coleen (Tom) Rohr of Goodland, KS, and Billy (Jeanette) Jones of Goodland, KS; two sisters Alene Mesloh of Richardson, TX and Wilma Casey of Waco, TX. She is also survived by 10 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren and 8 great great grandchildren, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and friends.