Dorothea Ione Oleson 1917 - 2009

No formal services are planned for Dorothea Ione Oleson, 92, Eudora.
Mrs. Oleson died Monday, Feb. 9, 2009, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
She was born Jan. 31, 1917, in Lawrence, the daughter of Clyde and Rose Hollingsworth Davidson. She grew up in Tonganoxie and graduated from Tonganoxie Rural High School.
She attended cosmetology school and was employed at the Vanity Shop in Lawrence. She worked with her husband in their family-owned business, Oleson’s Pharmacy, in Eudora. They both retired in 1970.
Mrs. Oleson was a member of St. Paul United Church of Christ in Eudora, and served on many church and civic organizations.
She married Alf T.H. Oleson on June 1, 1941. He preceded her in death.
Survivors include a daughter, Vicki Oleson-Downing and husband Trent, Henderson, Nev.; a son, Trig Oleson, Eudora; two grandsons, Mike Oleson and Brian Oleson; a great-granddaughter, Mara Oleson; a great-grandson, James Oleson; and two sisters, Louise Weeks, Eudora, and Mary Robb, Tonganoxie.
Quisenberry Funeral Home in Tonganoxie is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be sent at