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Arlene Dorsey
Arensberg-Pruett Funeral Home in Atchison
Atchison, KS

Arlene Dorsey, 75, Atchison, Kansas, died Sunday, September 15, 2019, surrounded by her family at the Atchison Hospital.

Mass of Christian burial will be Thursday, September 19, 2019, at 10:30 A.M. at St. Benedict’s Church with Rev. Jeremy Heppler, OSB, as celebrant. Interment will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery. A parish rosary will be recited on Wednesday, September 18th at 6:00 p.m. with visitation to follow until 7:30 p.m. at the Arensberg-Pruett Funeral Home. Memorial contributions are suggested to St. Benedict Parish or Atchison Humane Society and may be left in care of the funeral home. The Arensberg-Pruett Funeral Home has been entrusted with final care. Online condolences and memories may be shared at

Arlene was born September 16, 1943, in Atchison, Kansas, the daughter of Daniel L. and Dorothy May (Burge) Sullivan.

She and John A. Dorsey were united in marriage on November 5, 1960, in Troy, Kansas.

Arlene was a member of St. Benedict Parish. She enjoyed music, dancing, going for walks and reading. She was proud of her flowers and enjoyed working in her flower beds.

Survivors include her husband of 58 years, John Dorsey, two sons John A. Dorsey, III, Topeka, KS, Christopher Dorsey, Kansas City, KS, three daughters, Denise Sell, Topeka, KS, Stacey Goodman, Belton, MO, Kim Dorsey, Stillwell, KS, four sisters, Sharon Barber, Atchison, KS, Marilyn Cox, Kansas City, Dorothy “Dotty” Dobbs, Lawson, MO, Brenda Curtis, Lawson, MO, seven grandchildren, nine great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and two sisters, Beverly Berry and Dolores Tate.

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