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Dolores Belle Hoheisel


Dolores Belle Hoheisel, age 91, passed away at 10:59 p.m., Monday, Nov. 21, 2022, at Mercy Hospital, Fort Smith, Arkansas, following an illness.

Dolores was born June 8, 1931, in Sheridan Township, Cherokee County, Kansas. Her parents were John and Esther (Parsons) Powell.

She was raised in the McCune area and graduated from McCune High School in 1949. She then attended college at Kansas State Teacher's College in Pittsburg and taught for a few years in rural schools.

She was a member of the First Christian Church in Oswego. She had also been a 4-H and Girl Scout Leader. She was in a quilting club and taught crafts in Oswego through the Labette Community College. She enjoyed quilting, sewing, crafting, and gardening with flowers and vegetables. Most of all, she was cherished as a mother and housewife.

Dolores was married to Albert Hoheisel on April 25, 1954, in Columbus, Kansas. He passed away Feb. 28, 2019.

She was also preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, John Powell Jr. and Loren Powell.

Surviving are two daughters, Carolyn Hays (David) of Yukon, Oklahoma, and Karen Sue Savage (Ken) of Rudy, Arkansas; four grandchildren, Zach Hays (Wendy), Holly Hays, Kendra Savage Lopez (Pedro), and Kurt Wesley Savage; and one great-granddaughter, Nova Hays.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 26, 2022, at McCune Cemetery in McCune, Kansas. Pastor James Garner will officiate. A viewing will be a half hour before the service at the cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Derfelt Funeral Home, Oswego, Kansas.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to McCune Osage Township Library P.O. Box 73, 509 6th St., McCune, KS 66753.