Dorothy L. Rush, 91, Topeka: July 9, 1925 – June 29, 2017 – Osage County Online | Osage County News

Dorothy L. Rush, 91, Topeka: July 9, 1925 – June 29, 2017

TOPEKA, Kan. – Dorothy L. Rush, 91, of Topeka, Kan., passed away June 29, 2017, in Topeka. Dorothy was born July 9, 1925, in Topeka, the daughter of Albert and Agnes Sigfried Hefner. She was one of eight children born to this union. The family grew up in Topeka.

Dorothy worked at Jayhawk Janitorial, Manor of Topeka, Prize Package, and was a waitress and manager at the Golden Horseshoe Club.

Dorothy married Glenn Hawks, they later divorced.

Dorothy was preceded in death by a daughter, Brenda Hawks; three brothers, Henry, Thomas and Robert; and a sister, Judy Douglas.

She is survived by three sons, Glenn (Sheryl) Hawks, Wichita, Kan., Roy (Shelly) Hawks, Carbondale, Kan., and Kenney (Jesse) Hawks, Burlingame, Kan.; two daughters, Pam (Ben) Dreasher, LeRoy, Kan., and Connie Lowrey, Temple, Texas; a brother, Harry Hefner, Topeka; two sisters, Genevieve Heston and Ruthie Covert, both of Topeka; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

Visitation gathering will be 6:30-8 p.m. Monday, July 3, at Davidson Funeral Home, 1035 N. Kansas Ave., Topeka. Inurnment will be at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, July 6, at the Topeka Cemetery. To leave condolences, visit

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