GREAT BEND — Dorothy Elizabeth Biggs, 94, died Nov. 13, 2016, at Cherry Village Nursing Home, Great Bend.
Dorothy was born June 6, 1922, in Bazine, the daughter of Benjamin and Neta (Eldredge) Reinhardt.
Dorothy graduated from Great Bend High School in 1940. She continued her education at Fort Hays State University. Dorothy began her teaching career at Otis Rural High School, teaching there for three years before moving to Great Bend, where she taught for many years at Jefferson Elementary School.
She married Michael Loy Biggs Dec. 3, 1943 at Hays. He died March 16, 1984. Dorothy was a member of First United Methodist Church, Barton County Association of Retired School Personnel, League of Women Voters, Barton County Historical Society, and Great Bend Community Theatre. Dorothy particularly enjoyed reading newspapers, newspaper puzzles, playing bridge, and visiting with family and friends.
Survivors include a son, Craig Michael Biggs and wife Jeanie, Lisle, Ill.; a daughter, Kristin Boyden and husband Jim, Novato, Calif.; four grandsons, Collin Biggs and wife Kelly, Brandon Biggs and wife Nary, Dr. Kyle Biggs, and Benjamin Boyden; five great-grandchildren, Crew, Harper, Amy, Sey, and Rex Biggs; three brothers, Dr. Franklin Reinhardt, Great Bend; Dr. Don Reinhardt and wife Helen, Mission, Texas; and Richard Reinhardt and wife Nadith, Manhattan; and a sister, Margaret Hahn, Los Altos Hills, Calif.
Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband, Michael, and by a sister-in-law, LaVerne Reinhardt.
Memorial services are scheduled at 11 a.m. Saturday at First United Methodist Church in Great Bend, with Rev. Lennie Maxwell. Inurnment will take place at Great Bend Cemetery, Great Bend. There will be no visitation as cremation has taken place.
Memorials are suggested to First United Methodist Church, in care of Bryant Funeral Home, 1425 Patton Rd., Great Bend, KS, 67530.
Condolences may be sent and notice viewed at www.bryantfh.net.
Funeral arrangements provided by
Bryant Funeral Home *
1425 Patton Road
Great Bend, KS, 67530
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, Nov. 16, 2016