Dolly Lovin-Shackelford, 68, left us on June 11, 2019 at her residence in Norton, Kansas. She was born on December 8, 1950, in Kansas City, Missouri, to Jesse and Virgie (Huffman) Piper. Dolly was one of four children, grew up in Kansas City, Missouri, and obtained her GED. She was united in marriage to Melvin Lovin on June 3, 1967 in Morton, Illinois. To this union, two daughters were born: Nancy and Christy.
Dolly was known for her contagious smiles and love for being with her family, especially spending time with her daughters. She had an affinity for music, mystery novels, Gunsmoke TV episodes, and Sonic burgers. She loved the Christmas season and going to get her hair done. Dolly was a member of the Methodist Church.
Dolly is survived by her daughters, Nancy Lovin and significant other Doug Cressler of Jennings, KS, Christy Burris and husband Rick of Colby, KS; brother, Gale Piper of Springfield, IL; sister, June Creasy of Springfield, IL; five grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren.
Dolly is preceded in death by her parents, Jesse and Virgie Piper, and sister Anna Long.
A Graveside Service will be held at 11:00am on Monday, June 17, 2019 at the Hoxie City Cemetery in Hoxie, Kansas. Visitation will be from 9:00am-10:30am on Monday before the graveside at Mickey-Leopold Funeral home. Memorials are suggested to the Dolly Lovin-Shackelford Memorial Fund to help with funeral expenses and may be sent in care of Mickey-Leopold Funeral Home, PO Box 987, Hoxie, Kansas 67740.