Dorothy Ann Mangold, age 87, La Cygne, Kansas passed away on Tuesday October 15, 2019. She was born December 14, 1931 to sheepherder parents, Les and Flossie Coonrod Angle in Faith, South Dakota. She was the youngest of four children. Her siblings, Harve, Betty and Helen have preceded her in death. When she was young, the family relocated to Missouri. She often road horseback to school. She candled eggs in the family owned produce business in Amsterdam, Missouri. She played basketball on an outside gravel court and graduated from Amsterdam High School. She married Billy Fritts in 1949. To this union, four children were born: Leslie, Larry, Gordon and Mark. Billy preceded Dorothy in death in 1962. While she was married to Billy, Dorothy worked as a millwright for Bendix Corporation. After working at Bendix, she was appointed to the United States Postal Service, working as postmaster in Amsterdam, Missouri and later in La Cygne. After the death of her first husband, she married Jerry Spruell. He also preceded her in death Dorothy married Robert Mangold on January 1, 1970. Together, they finished raising their blended family. Bob and D.A. also opened four grocery stores in Eastern Kansas and Western Missouri. Bob preceded her in death on August 20, 2006. She was active in Eastern Star for over fifty-five years. She and Bob were also involved in the Scottish Rite Consistory and Mirza Shrine. They enjoyed traveling throughout the United States and overseas as well. Dorothy was also preceded in death by a step daughter, Mitzi Scriven, grandson, Mike Fritts, and daughter in law, Debbie Mangold. Dorothy is survived by children: Larry, Gordon, and Mark Fritts, Rod Mangold and Leslie Best, nine grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.
Funeral service will be 3 pm Saturday, October 19, 2019 at the La Cygne United Methodist Church. Burial will be in the Oak Lawn Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2 pm to service time at the Church. Contributions are suggested to the La Cygne United Methodist Church or Alzheimer's Foundation c/o Schneider Funeral Home, P.O. Box 304, La Cygne, KS 66040. Online condolences can be left at www.schneiderfunerals.com. Arrangements: Schneider Funeral Home and Crematory, La Cygne Chapel.