She was born Sept. 30, 1947, at Nevada, Mo., the daughter of Walter H. and Viola P. Phillips Hopkins. She attended school at Hume, Mo., until the fifth grade.
Due to her father's transfer of employment, she graduated from high school in Madisonville, Ky. She then graduated from Havlin Beauty School in Kansas City, Mo., and was a licensed cosmetologist in Missouri.
Dollie was baptized March 29, 1959, at the Second Baptist Church in Madisonville.
She married Gary V. Brown on Feb. 20, 1971, at the Grace Baptist Church, Fort Scott, Kan., and they spent their entire 40 years of marriage in the rural Fulton area.
She was also employed at Oak Lawn Medical Facility and later employed at the Western Insurance Company for 12 years. She also worked later for the Hume Insurance Agency for 15 years.
After working at the Hume Insurance Agency, she worked alongside her husband, Gary, participating in all concerns of their farm.
She enjoyed feeding the "bottle calves" and at one time was responsible for 33 calves. She enjoyed cooking, gardening, flowers, hummingbirds and all animals.
Her "pet peeve" was weeds, and she mowed everything that was out of place.
Her family was very important in her life.
She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Thomas and Walter Hopkins.
Survivors include her husband, Gary, of Fulton, Kan.; one sister, Edith Peterson and Sonny of Fort Scott; two sisters-in-law, Linda Minkler and Jess of Kincaid, Kan., and Roberta Stringer and Les of Wichita, Kan.; and several nieces and nephews.
Services will be held at 2 p.m., Thursday, June 16, 2011, at the Coffel-Schneider Chapel, Pleasanton, Kan.
Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until service time.
Contributions are suggested to the Pleasanton Cemetery Association. Interment will be in the Pleasanton Cemetery.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.coffelschneider.com
Arrangements: Coffel-Schneider Funeral Home, Pleasanton, Kan.