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Dorothy F. Hauser

January 1, 1926 — July 31, 2018

On July 31, 2018, Dorothy F. (Baar) Hauser departed to rush into the arms of her beloved husband Fred. Dorothy was born in Kansas City, Missouri, on January 1, 1926, and remained a life-long resident. She was educated by the Dominican Sisters at Holy Name Catholic Grade School and by the Jesuits and Sisters of Charity BVM at St. Aloysius Academy.
Dorothy enjoyed dancing and performed many years with the Gillespie & Sullivan Troupe. She traveled across the United States with the Troup performing at various venues including benefits for the USO. Performances gave way to life as a wife and mother but dancing always remained a part of her life.
Following in her parents footsteps, Dorothy was active in local politics from a young age. She worked for Dr. Hugh Owens in the Coroners office of Jackson County and later for Dr. Charles B. Wheeler, Jr., during his tenure as medical examiner and judge for the Western District of Jackson County. She served Joe Bolger briefly during his time as judge of the Eastern District. She left County government after 20 years of service to join then- Mayor Wheeler in the City of Kansas City as executive assistant. After working for Tom Keyes, City Auditor, she retired from the City. However her involvement in local government did not end because she soon joined the Kansas City Election Board as one of the directors. She finally retired from active government service in 1987 only to become full time chauffer and planner for her three grandchildren and the many friends and classmates.
Dorothy enjoyed volunteer work and spent many hours at St. Joseph Health Center, St. Elizabeths Catholic Church, Immaculate Heart of Mary (formerly St. Marys) Catholic Church and Avila University. She had been an active member in the Kansas City Womens Chamber of Commerce and the Daughters of Charity.
Above all else, her first love was always family her husband, daughter, grandchildren, parents, siblings, nieces and nephews. They brought her great joy and she cherished the times with them.
She was preceded in death by her husband Frederick A. Hauser, her parents Joseph W. and Helen (Moran) Baar, bothers Joseph L. Baar and John "Buzz" Baar and infant sister Betty. She is survived by her daughter Kathleen and son-in-law Frederick Ernst, grandchildren Amy (Dustin Winkler), Max (Kate) and Alexander, great grandchildren Isabella, Portia and Anton Winkler and August and Elliott Ernst as well as many nieces and nephews and great nieces and great nephews.
Visitation will be on Monday, August 6, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm with the rosary at 7:30 at Muehlebach Chapel. Mass of Christian Burial will be at St. Elizabeths Catholic Church on Tuesday, August 7, at 10:00am, followed by burial at Mount Olivet. In lieu of flowers, donations are suggested to the Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary and to the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, Little Sisters of the Poor, Companions of St. Anthony and St. Elizabeth Church.
Visitation Muehlebach Funeral Care

Monday, August 06, 2018

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

6800 Troost AvenueKansas City, Missouri 64131
Directions Rosary Muehlebach Funeral Care

Monday, August 06, 2018

7:30 PM - 8:00 PM

6800 Troost AvenueKansas City, Missouri 64131
Directions Mass of Christian Burial St. Elizabeth Catholic Church

Tuesday, August 07, 2018

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

2 E 75th StreetKansas City, Missouri 64114

Burial after Mass in Mt. Olivet Cemetery and a Luncheon will follow at St. Elizabeth's Seton Hall - All are welcome.
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