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Patricia Dohrman

May 6, 2013

Patricia G. Dohrman, 93, passed away peacefully May 6, 2013 at Midland Hospice House in Topeka. Pat will be welcomed home by her husband, Lee and parents, Walter and Cora Sharrai.

Pat lived her entire life in Kansas.  Born Dec. 6, 1919, in Atchison, to Roy and Cora Long, spending her younger school years in Wetmore and Mayetta, later to attend Potwin and Topeka High School.  She married John Hennessey, one son was born.  Later, they divorced.  She met Lee Dohrman while employed at Hallmark Cards. They married April 30,1949 at Assumption Catholic Church. Pat and Lee began their life together in St. Marys where they later built a home where she lived, until entering the St. Marys Manor.  They were farmers/stockman and owned and operated farms in Pottawatomie and Jackson counties. They had two children, and celebrated 56 years together. 

She loved being a homemaker and being outside with her flowers and garden.  She loved hosting dinners, fixing and repairing things, and was known by family for being well organized and a perfectionist.   She enjoyed vacationing and visiting with family in Minnesota.  In later years, she and Lee enjoyed several trips to Las Vegas and a trip to Hawaii.

She converted to Catholicism and was a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church.  She will be remembered for saying a nightly Rosary with Lee, and her interest in collecting rocks, fossils, antiques, and her love of dancing and listening to big band music.  She was a wonderful mother and friend to many.

Surviving family; sons, Jack Hennessey (Brianne) Pleasant Hill, MO; Richard Dohrman (Linda) Delia, KS; daughter, Janice (Jan) Dohrman, Topeka, KS; sisters, Phyllis Hirst (Darold) Overland Park, KS; Beverly Flanders (Ray) and Shirley Flanders (Richard) both of Topeka, KS; six grandchildren, Matthew Dohrman, Lucas Dohrman, Amy Whitmore, April Dohrman, all of Delia, KS; Jacob Dohrman, Topeka, KS; and Kristine Bryan, Overland Park, KS; and eleven great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

 Memorial contributions may be made to Patricia Dohrman Memorial to be designated by the family at a later date.  Online condolences may be sent to www.piperfuneralhome.com.


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9 thoughts on “Patricia Dohrman

  1. I extend my deep sympathy to all of you at this sad time of the passing of Pat …She was a fun, interesting lady to visit with …
    She had a beautiful smile ! She loved her family deeply .
    My sincere sympathy to you all…
    Charlotte Kling

  2. Rick, Linda, & family, Our deepest sympathy loving memories live on forever. Our hearts go out to you and your family at this difficult time. Steve and Joyce Jenkins

  3. Rick & Linda & Janice: We wish you and your family comfort and peace. I have fond memories of your Mom. I remember when I’d be at your house (in the late 50’s, early 60’s) the record player would be on and playing Big Band and Ray Charles too.

    • Dear Charlotte,

      Mom so enjoyed you as not only her hairdresser, but as a friend.

      Thank you for your comments.


  4. Jack, we just read of your Mother’s death. So sorry to hear that. Our Sympathy and Prayers for you.

    Paul and Mary Seiwald

  5. I always enjoyed when I had the chance to visit with Pat. What a sweet lady she was. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

    • Thank you Don. I appreciate you taking the time to write a couple lines about Mom. Yes, she was a sweet lady!

      She will be very much missed in the coming days to years.

  6. Jack-Laura & I were so sad to hear of the passing of your dear sweet mom. I know she loved you very much. We have many pleasant memories of her. I had not had a chance to see her in recent years, but we have been keeping her in our prayers. She was always very kind to me and a darn good cook.
    As you know, we will not be able to attend the funeral, but we will keep you & your family in our prayers.
    May God welcome her with open arms.
    Carroll Schraeder

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