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Dorothy M. (Dittrick) Panning

August 30, 1933 ~ September 14, 2020 (age 87)


**Due to recent health concerns this service will be private and the public not permitted to attend. One may attend virtually at


Dorothy Marlene (Dittrick) Panning, 87, passed away at Woodhaven Care center in Ellinwood, KS on Sept. 14th, 2020. Dorothy was born in Springfield, MO on Aug. 30, 1933 to parents Charles & Valeria (Wilson) Dittrick. She grew up in Great Bend and was a lifetime Ellinwood resident. Dorothy married Larry Panning Nov. 18th, 1951 in Manhattan, KS. He survives. Dorothy was a member of St. John Lutheran Church, past President of the LWML, member of Tri Circle Club, Sweet Adelines (Great Bend), Ellinwood card club,  4-H Leader and Grove Park golf club.


Survivors include husband, Larry Panning, Ellinwood, KS; children, Susan Dannebohm, Ellinwood, KS, Sandy Eggers, Ellinwood, KS, David (Marlene), Great Bend, KS,Terry Panning (Desa), Ellinwood, KS, Kevin Panning, Wichita, KS. Additional survivors include 12 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and siblings, George Dittrick and Helen Gardner. 


Funeral service will now be private family only. Visitation will be Thurs., Sept. 17th 11-7 PM with family present from 5-7 PM at Minnis Chapel in Ellinwood, KS. Interment will take place at Lakin-Comanche Cemetery in Ellinwood, KS. Memorials are suggested to St. John Church new building fund in care of Minnis Chapel, PO Box 246, Ellinwood, KS 67526. Condolences may be offered to the family at

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September 17, 2020

11:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Minnis Chapel, Ellinwood, KS
113 North Main St.
Ellinwood, KS 67526

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