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Obituary for Dorothy M. Ball (Martin)

Dorothy M.  Ball (Martin)
Dorothy Mae Burg Martin Ball, 86, Atchison, Kansas, passed away on May 15, 2018 at the Atchison Medicalodge. Dorothy was born in Effingham, Kansas on October 2, 1931. She enjoyed gardening, watching classic movies, playing with her dog and visiting with family, especially her great-grandchildren.

Dorothy was married to the love of her life, John Thomas Ball, Sr. on June 15, 1951 at the First Christian Church, Atchison. John preceded Dorothy in death on July 26, 2006.

Survivors include brother, Walter (Karen) Martin; her five children, Patricia (Roger) Newman, John T. (Kathy) Ball, Jr., Donald (Lynne) Ball, Diana Ball, and Dorothy (Kelley, Sr.) Fireoved. Also surviving are grandchildren: Robert (Amber) Newman, Steven (Karen) Newman, Brianna (Joseph Jr.) Mcgonnell, Lisa (Randy) McCerey, Faith (Don) Planinshek, Daniel (Laura) Ball, Alex (Heather) Ball, Kelley Fireoved, Jr., and Kendall (Katie) Fireoved. She had 20 great-grandchildren.

Dorothy was preceded by her parents; John Martin and Helen Hanney; step-fathers, Joseph Burg and Cecil Hanney; brothers, Michael, John Jr. and George (Pete) Martin, Leonard and Raymond Burg; sister, Trudy Jackson; grandson, John Ball III; and her devoted Pug companion, Muffy.

Funeral services are planned for 11:00 AM, Saturday, May 19, 2018 at the Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home, Atchison, with Jesse Owens, officiating. Burial will follow at Sumner Cemetery, south of Atchison. Family will receive friends from 10:00 AM, Saturday, until time of service at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to Atchison Humane Society or St. Croix Hospice and may be left in care of the funeral home. Words of sympathy and remembrance may be left online at
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