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Dolores Ann (Stork) Earles

Dolores Ann (Stork) Earles, of Argonia, Kansas, passed on Monday, February 4, 2019 following a lengthy illness at the Sumner County Hospital District No. 1 in Caldwell, Kansas at the age of 87.

She was born on July 21, 1931 in Harper, KS. Dolores was the only child of Edd and Alvina (Brase) Stork. The family moved to a farm north of Argonia when Dolores was two years old. She attended Argonia Schools. Dolores was baptized and confirmed at St Paul’s Evangelical Church. She later transferred her membership to the Argonia Methodist Church.

After moving to town, she met Bill Earles, a handsome young man who won her heart. They were married on December 12, 1947. To this union two children were born, Lana and Denny. Bill died in 1982 and after that time she enjoyed spending time with both her children and their families. The temperature dictating whether she was in Kansas or Florida. Her cooking and decorating skills were always welcomed as well as her love. She was a loving wife, Mother, Grandma and Grandma GiGi .

She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband Bill. Those left to mourn are her daughter, Lana Parks and her husband Gary of Argonia, KS; her son, Dennis Earles and his wife Anna of Winter Park, FL, granddaughters: Mylea Thompson (John) El Dorado, KS, Monica Keith (Dennis) Gardner, KS, Dianna Earles (fiancé Matt Marchal) St Cloud, FL, Meredith Earles, Winter Park, FL, great grandchildren: Taylor Thompson and Ashton Keith, step great-grandchildren: David Thompson, Angela Thompson, and Sherry Teter (Nate) and her step great-great grandchildren: Aubrey and Jameson Manion and Jayci Teter.

Dolores will also be missed by many friends, and to those who called her mom, grandma, aunt and friend including Jana Pontious Baker.

Memorial services for Dolores will be held at 10:00 a.m., Friday, February 8, 2019 at the Argonia United Methodist Church in Argonia, KS. Interment will follow at the Argonia Cemetery, Argonia, KS.

A memorial has been established in her name and loving memory with Veterans Avenue of Flags. Contributions can be mailed or left with the funeral home.

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