Dorothy Mae McGregor
Warren-McElwain Mortuary Lawrence Chapel
120 West 13th
Lawrence, KS
Dorothy Mae McGregor

Dorothy Mae McGregor was born December 7, 1918 in Lawrence, Kansas, the daughter of Oscar and Ursula Nuffer. She graduated from Liberty Memorial High School in 1936. She married Ronald L. McGregor February 13, 1942. Dorothy passed away on July 16, 2015 at Neuvant House surrounded by family.

Dorothy graduated from Kansas State Teachers College in Emporia in 1945 and earned her Master's Degree from Kansas University in 1953.

Dorothy, a career educator, taught two years at Colyer School and two years at Franklin School, both rural elementary schools. She served 40 years with the Lawrence Public Schools, 20 years as an elementary classroom teacher and 20 years as the district reading coordinator. Dorothy was selected to receive the prestigious Kansas Master Teacher Award in 1969 and was inducted into the Kansas Teacher Hall of Fame in 1989.

Dorothy retired in 1985 but did not quit serving. After retirement, she volunteered at Audio-Reader for 20 years.

She is survived by her brother, Harold Nuffer, Plymouth, CA; sister Shirley Frasier and husband Herb, Haviland, KS; brother Warren Nuffer and wife Virginia, Sun City, AZ; sister Grace Wheeler and husband Lewis, Hugoton, KS; many nieces and nephews and a host of friends.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband Ron, her parents, her stepmother Sophia Nuffer, her sister Evelyn Ruth Breithaupt and brother-in-law Donald Breithaupt, her sister-in-law Monica Nuffer and a nephew Douglas Breithaupt.

A memorial service will be held at Warren McElwain Mortuary on Saturday, August 1, 2015 at 2 p.m. Friends may greet the family the hour prior to the service. Memorial gifts can be made to Audio-Reader and Douglas County Visiting Nurses sent c/o the funeral home. Private inurnment will be at Pioneer Cemetery at a later date.

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Published by Lawrence Journal-World on Jul. 22, 2015.
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Dorothy, thank you for all the good memories. I am sad to hear you are gone, but I am happy and grateful to have had you for a neighbor for over four years. You are a wonderful lady, sweet, witty and fun, and often interested in my family's lives more than your own! I love you. Rest in peace, Dorothy.
Savannah Price
August 19, 2015
Mrs.McGregor was a very special person and teacher. I was fortunate to visit with her at the ribbon cutting ceremony for the LMH Breast Center at LMH South several years ago. She loved her students and enjoyed her profession. I am so thankful she was a part of my life.
Shirley Anderson
August 6, 2015
Mrs. McGregor was my 6th grade teacher at New York School in Lawrence, Ks. I have so many fond memories of her and was privileged to run into her while visiing Lawrence in 2002. We took a walk down memory lane...she actually remembered me! Prayers for the family and RIP sweet lady.
Karen Hobbs
July 28, 2015
I was privileged to work with Dorothy at the Lawrence School District Administration Center when I was the secretary to R. Wayne Nelson. Lovely person and an asset to all children she came in contact with.
Katie James-Gilliam
July 23, 2015
What a sweet lady. She was such an inspiration to all who knew her. She will surely be missed by everyone. Blessings to all .
Myrl and Linda Helton
July 23, 2015
We always enjoyed seeing Dorothy at Lawrence Athletic Club, where she came for her early morning work-outs. She always had bright spirits, and was a joy to talk to.
Karen Matheis
July 22, 2015
I of the very best teachers I was lucky enough to have been taught by. God Bless and thank you for being such a wonderful person.
Robert Proctor
July 21, 2015
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