Dorothy Elizabeth Lamborn, 96, of Lee’s Summit, MO passed away at St. Luke’s East Hospital in Lee’s Summit on June 13, 2018 after a brief illness and surgery.
Dorothy was born December 5, 1921 in Lee’s Summit, MO to Albert G. Scherer and Mary E. Turner Scherer. Following graduation from Grandview High School in 1939 as the Salutatorian, she attended business school and worked for Hartford Insurance Company in Kansas City, MO then worked for the Department of Navy at Pratt Whitney during WWII. She graduated from St. Luke’s Nurse’s Cadet Core training in 1948 and worked as a school nurse in Fulton, MO and as a Registered Nurse at Stormont/Vail Hospital in Topeka, KS and Cushing Memorial Hospital in Leavenworth, KS.
On December 24, 1949, Dorothy married Theodore James Lamborn and they were happily married for 53 years until his death in 2003. They raised 4 daughters, her pride and joy, in Lansing, KS and enjoyed babysitting their grandchildren.
She was baptized at Longview Chapel and attended the First Christian Church and the Southern Heights United Methodist church in Leavenworth where she sang in the choir. She moved to John Knox Village in 2006 where she enjoyed singing in the Village Church choir, daily cross-word puzzles, playing cards with her friends and visits with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband (T. James), brother (Marcus Scherer) and son-in-law (Joe Brinker). Survivors include children Patricia Brinker, KCMO; Jane Sandmeyer, Overland Park, KS; Joyce Patton, Columbia, MO; Julie Patrick (Bernie), Wichita, KS; and 7 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews and their families.
Visitation will be 9:00 – 10:00 AM on Saturday, June 16, 2018 at John Knox Chapel in Lee’s Summit, MO. Funeral service will be at 10:00 AM. Burial will follow at 1:30 PM in the Mt. Muncie Cemetery in Leavenworth, KS. Memorials may be made to Southern Heights United Methodist Church or the Village Church.
Arrangements: Langsford Funeral Home 115 SW 3rd St. Lee’s Summit, MO 64063 (816)524-3700.