Dorathea R. Carl, passed away on Nov. 5, 2018

Dorathea’s life began on June 13, 1921 in Beloit, Kan., the daughter of Martin and Ruth (Johnson) Hansen.  Dorathea attended rural grade school at Gilbert School District #72, was a graduate of Beloit High School Class of 1940, and worked for USD 490 El Dorado schools for more than 30 years.  She was united in marriage to John Carl on March 14, 1953 in El Dorado.  Dorathea was a charter member of the VFW Auxiliary #6242 in Beloit.  
Her greatest joy was her family which includes: her nieces and nephews, Ruth Hansen of Independence, Mo., Carson Hansen, Jr. of California,  Alice (Everet) LaCoe of Beloit, Mike (Suzanne) Prickett of Hutchison, Beth (Mike) Reisman of Arizona, Charles ( Charlene) Prickett of Wichita, Janet Lyngstand of Liberty, Mo., Bill (Kris) Hansen of Beloit, Jane (Allen) Sewell of California,  Greg Hansen of Florida,  Martin Hansen of Wichita, Peggy (Dave) Nagy of Topeka, and Lisa Rady of Colo.
 Dorathea passed away on Nov. 5, 2018 at St. Francis Hospital in Wichita.  
She is preceded in death by her parents; husband John; seven siblings; nephews, Gerald Hansen and Kim Hansen; and niece Diane Mixon.  
Her family will gather with friends from 4-6 p.m. on Wednesday ; funeral service at 10 a.m. on Thursday, both at the Kirby Morris Funeral Home.  Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday at Elmwood Cemetery in Beloit.  
Memorial contributions in Dorathea’s name may be directed to the USD 490 Partners in Education.  Please sign her online guestbook and leave a memory of Dorathea at