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Dorothy  Bartlett

Dorothy Bartlett

Sunday, February 19th, 1933 - Wednesday, December 26th, 2018
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Dorothy Bartlett died at 1:30 PM on December 26th, 2018. She passed peacefully in her sleep surrounded by her three children, Marc, Jon, and Joni Rutter. She is also survived by her five grandchildren and one great granddaughter. She was 85.

Dorothy was born February 19, 1933 in Wichita, Kansas to Frank and Hazel Bartlett. She was one of five children with two sisters and two brothers. She bravely broke out of her indoctrinating family and blazed a trail of her own. She moved to Garden City in 1962-ish with her then husband, Ed Rutter. That’s when she met Joyce Brungardt as a colleague who became her lifelong best friend. She surrounded herself with her close friends and made anyone who walked into her home a part of her extended family. Just ask George Hopkins. You always knew where you stood with Dorothy, and you were always welcome to stand with her. All her children have happy, successful careers, families, and lives, and credit her loving upbringing as the font.

She was known for her quick wit and skilled card playing. She quickly achieved a status of LifeMaster as a duplicate bridge player in the American Contract Bridge Leagues and enjoyed playing bridge tournaments across the country. When she wasn’t playing bridge, she loved to spend her days watching tennis with the TV loud.

She had a rich professional career as a talented secretary, while she worked her way up as an established paralegal with the Owen Law Office. Her last great act was bequeathing her body to science.

And the rest is history, use the google. The world has lost a remarkable woman, and it doesn’t even know it. Those who knew her do. We love you, mom. Rest in peace.

The Family will hold a private Memorial Service at a later time. Memorials are suggested to St. Catherine Hospice in care of Garnand Funeral Home. Condolences may be posted at

Garnand Funeral Home 412 North 7th Garden City, Ks 67846 620 276-3219
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Posted at 05:29pm
Marc, Jon, Joni Thinking of you. Your Mom was a wonderful lady!! Always enjoyed seeing her on Friday nights!! She will be missed. Love to you all. Belinda Berry

Rebecca Robinson

Posted at 09:36am
I'm so sorry to learn about Dorothy's passing. She was a truly great lady. She never met a stranger and she made everyone feel right at home with her warm smile and incredible sense of humor. She adored her family and friends. She taught me how to play cards and how to make a proper sea breeze. I'm so grateful that I knew her. Much love to all. Rebecca

Stacy Regan-Green

Posted at 11:56am
I'm so sorry for your loss and thinking of your family. We loved her!!! She will be missed by so many but we are so grateful to have known her! Mark and Stacy (Regan) Green

Marc, Jon, & Joni

Posted at 11:33am
These messages are so wonderful. It is heartwarming to hear from all of you. Thank you -- we read them over and over. Much love, Marc, Jon, and Joni.

Bruce Baker

Posted at 08:58pm
Dorothy was always so gracious and opened up her home to all of her children’s friends. She was a 2nd mom to many of us. Her home was a 2nd home to many of us and we have so many fond memories at the Rutter house. My condolences to Marc, Jon and Joanie. The Bakers

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