Dorothy J. Peterson-Schroeder age 83 of Lenexa, Kansas passed away January 30, 2012 at KC Hospice. Dorothy was born March 16, 1928 in Kansas City, Missouri to Joseph and Hester Opal Shortino. Dorothy moved with her parents and brother to Grandview, Missouri in 1934, starting first grade in the rural grade school, graduating from Grandview High School in 1946. She was a lifelong resident of the Kansas City area, After graduating, she started
working for AT&T as a Central Office Reports Clerk, later advancing to Cost Engineering Staff Manager before retiring in 1980 with 34 years of service. Dorothy was a member of the AT&T Telecom Pioneers organization and a past Gleed Chapter Life Member Representative. Upon retiring, she spent countless hours of community service in an AT&T Life Member Program called Charm, (children helped and rehabilitation motivated), helping to build therapy devices and training aids for handicap children. She was a former member of Beta Sigma Phi International Sorority; Red Bridge Lioness Club of Kansas City; Westport Historical Society and Knights of the Round Table of Kansas City. She was a member of Rolling Hills Presbyterian Church. Dorothy enjoyed traveling, decorating, cooking and flower gardening. Her husband Walter Peterson preceded her in death in 1992. In 1996 she married John "Jack" Schroeder. She is survived by her loving husband Jack of 15 years and his sons Jeffrey Schroeder, wife Beverly; Dave Schroeder, wife Lori and their daughters Maggie and Katie who called her "Grams". She is also survived by her brother Frank Shortino of Sterling Heights, Michigan, nieces Susan, Nancy and Linda, nephew David and their families. She was a loving and charming person and a devoted wife and will be greatly missed by her husband, family and friends. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to Rolling Hills Presbyterian Church or KC Hospice. Visitation is 6-8pm, Wednesday at D.W. Newcomer's Sons Overland Park Chapel. Funeral services will be 1 pm, Thursday at Rolling Hills Presbyterian Church, 9300 Nall Ave., Overland Park, KS; burial at Mount Moriah Cemetery South.