Deloris Dawson

Deloris A "Dee" Dawson

Monday, June 29th, 1936 - Monday, June 8th, 2020
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Deloris A. “Dee” Dawson, 83 of Abilene passed away Monday, June 8th, 2020, at the Enterprise Estates Nursing Home in Enterprise. She was born in Spencer, Iowa on June 29th, 1936, to Roy Meredith and Evelyn Walstrom Meredith. After living in Iowa, Florida and California, she moved to Abilene, Kansas, with her father and stepmother.
She graduated from Abilene High School in May of 1954. On June 20th, 1954, she was united in marriage to James R. “Jim” Dawson in Abilene, Kansas. Dee loved to travel the United States with her husband, Jim. He preceded her in death September 17th, 2012.
Dee worked for the United Telephone Company for 27 ½ years and later worked at Memorial Hospital in Abilene for 7 ½ years before retiring. She was a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witness in Abilene.
Dee is survived by her daughter, Jill Anderes (Mark) of Hope. Granddaughters, Sarah Craig (Nick) and Kaytee Anderes. Two brothers, Rick Meredith (Cheryl) and David Meredith, along with numerous nieces, nephews, and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents Roy Meredith and Evelyn Walstom Hennings, loving husband, Jim, stepmother, Doris and a sister, Sharon.
Dee has chosen cremation. Friends are invited to sign the guest book at Martin-Becker-Carlson Funeral Home from 9am-8pm on Friday, June 12th, 2020. A private family inurnment will be held at a later date at the Abilene City Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Home Health and Hospice of Dickinson County or to the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witness. Memorials may be dropped off or mailed to Martin-Becker-Carlson Funeral Home, 414 NW Third St., Abilene, Kansas 67410.
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  • Visitation

    Friday, June 12th, 2020 | 9:00am - 8:00pm
    Friday, June 12th, 2020 9:00am - 8:00pm
    Martin-Becker-Carlson Funeral Home
    414 N 3rd
    ABILENE, KS 67410
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    Friends may come by the funeral home anytime to sign the book.
  • Interment

    Abilene Cemetery
    14th Street
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Private family inurnment will take place at a later date in the Abilene City Cemetery.


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Allyson Crumpton Maestas

Posted at 09:32pm
Dee was very special to our family! We will miss her very much. We loved the chocolate banana bread she often shared with us. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. With love, Allyson Crumpton Maestas and family

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