Dorothy M. Dale, 90, Topeka: Aug. 6, 1923 – Jan. 5, 2014 – Osage County Online | Osage County News

Dorothy M. Dale, 90, Topeka: Aug. 6, 1923 – Jan. 5, 2014


TOPEKA – Dorothy M. Dale, 90, of Topeka, passed away Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014.

She was born Aug. 6, 1923, in Garnett, Kan., the daughter of Thomas Riley and Fawnita (Thompson) Root. She was a graduate of Garnett High School.

Mrs. Dale was retired from Dillard’s Department Store in Topeka.

She was a member of the Highland Park Christian Church and the American Business Women’s Association.

Dorothy married Kenneth Dale on Sept. 28, 1941, in Kansas City. He preceded her in death in October of 1990.

Survivors include a daughter, Linda Machnov, Topeka; two sons, Lee (Nancy) Dale, McKinney, Texas, and Kenneth (Sheila) Dale, Overbrook; six grandchildren, Mike (Cindy) Machnov and Rob (Kellee Allen) Machnov, Kori Dale, Staci (Craig) Allen, Anne (Neal) Baughman and Carolee (Josh Hoke) Baker; and 10 great-grandchildren, Jake, Matthew and Kristina Machnov, Hunter Dale, Avery and Erin Allen, Thomas, Andrew and Nathaniel Baughman, and Emma Hoke.

A funeral ceremony will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 8, at the Penwell-Gabel Mid-Town Chapel, 1321 SW 10th Ave., Topeka. The family will receive friends an hour prior to the service. Interment will follow at Topeka Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Midland Care, 200 SW Frazier Circle, Topeka, KS 66606. To leave a message for the family online, please visit

Powered by WordPress