Bruce Funeral Home, Inc.
106 South Center
PO Box 192
Gardner, KS 66030
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Dottie was born on May 26, 1931 in Spartanburg, SC. Her given name was Dorothea Hilda Brooks, a name, she told her family and friends many times, she never liked. She had a paternal grandmother named Dora and an aunt named Thea. By Dottie’s ... Read More
Dottie was born on May 26, 1931 in Spartanburg, SC. Her given name was Dorothea Hilda Brooks, a name, she told her family and friends many times, she never liked. She had a paternal grandmother named Dora and an aunt named Thea. By Dottie’s account, the story behind her name was that two older siblings suggested combining those two names, hence she became the unproud recipient of the name “Dorothea”.
Dottie was the ninth child of Benjamin Vander Brooks and Joyce McDowell Brooks. Dottie came into the world when the country was in the height of the Great Depression and into a family that had experienced extreme tragedies and loss.
In the beginning of her life, the family lived in a home her father affectionately referred to as “My Blue Heaven,” a popular song of that era. They rode the street car to get around the city and went to the corner drug store to make phone calls. Her father was a foreman for the Spartanburg Journal Press Room. The family moved to Baltimore, MD when Dottie was seven years old. The family remained there until after Dottie graduated from Western All-Girls High School in 1949.
Being the 9th child was not an easy placement in a family trying to survive the grave conditions of the Depression. Her paternal grandfather had been a business owner of many trades. At one point he owned a newspaper stand and then later a grocery store. One night, while making his rounds collecting debts from the regular patrons of his store, he was attacked, struck in the head and later died. The assailant left with $10 in cash.
About a year before Dottie was born, her older brothers were standing in the kitchen of the family home after just returning from a neighbor’s home. William, age 7, was telling their mother about the neighbor’s dog that had just had pups. In mid sentence, William fell to the floor. He had been struck in the head by a stray bullet from a nearby hunter’s gun. He was killed instantly.
Dottie Brooks met Jim Marlow in Atlanta, GA when she was 20 years old. She had been encouraged by a friend to go apply for a secretarial job at Westinghouse. Dottie worked for RKO studios at the time and recalled that she loved her job, but the friend talked her into going in for the interview. Jim, it turned out, was a manager at Westinghouse who interviewed her for the position. She told him that she was actually happy with the job she had at RKO and wasn’t thinking of changing jobs at that time but had just come in to talk about the position. He offered her the job and she declined. He called her back and offered her more money. She remembered that he was so insistent she finally decided to accept his job offer.
A courtship began not long after and Dottie and Jim married on Valentine’s Day in 1953.
The following Thanksgiving weekend of 1953, Dottie’s father, Ben, died in a fire in his home in Atlanta. Dottie and her family were forced to survive yet another tragedy.
While living in Atlanta, Dottie and Jim had two children: Patricia Susan was born in 1954 and James Clifford Jr. was born in 1957. In 1960, Jim accepted a transfer to Chicago, IL. They bought a home in the suburb of Addison and in 1962, their third child, Diane Joyce, was born.
Dottie held many types of jobs during her working life, but no role was more important to her than being a wife and mother and giving everything of herself to her family. She worked secretarial and accounting jobs over the years to jointly provide for her family. She loved children and, later in life when her own children were grown, worked as a nanny for two wonderful families consecutively. Her innate goodness and the kindness she projected into the world attracted the finest of people into her life. Her love of children propelled her to work alongside parents in providing love and care for their children, an active intention that came very naturally to her.
Dottie’s accolades are not evidenced by diplomas or positions of notoriety. If we were to condense the meaning and purpose of why her soul came into this world in 1931, through the portal of a mother who was giving birth for the ninth time, into a household that had experienced tragedy and financial strife, we could say she arrived to live and interact with the people in her life as a beautiful model of benevolence. She shared a heart and a spirit of the highest quality.
Dottie’s life was one of service to others. She served her family and other families and their children. Up until the very end of her life, she continued to express love and concern for her children and grandchildren.
She died peacefully in her sleep at home in the early morning of September 9th, 2023.
Dottie is preceded in death by her husband, James Clifford Marlow, Sr. 1921-1991. Her eight siblings also precede her in death: Marguerite, Virginia, Bradford, Herbert, William, Stuart, Cornelius, and a still-born sister.
Dottie leaves behind six grandchildren: Christy Leigh Eyre of Willowbrook, IL, Cari Ann (Eyre) Corcoran of Jacksonville, FL, Lindsey Brook Eyre of Springfield, IL, Ryan Tomas Dean of Edgerton, KS, Haley Erin Dean of KC, MO and Collin Alexander Dean of Overland Park, KS. She has one great-grandson, Henry Thomas Eyre, son of Lindsey Eyre.
The family plans to hold a private Celebration of Life gathering in the gazebo on the pond at Antioch Park.
In leu of flowers, the family requests donations to Olathe Health Hospice: https://www.olathehealth.org/patients-and-visitors/giving. Condolences may be left at www.brucefuneralhome.com
Dottie was deeply loved and will be profoundly missed by all who knew her.
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