The Gazette, April 15, 2000,
Dollie Ora Wilks Lewis, 95, died Thursday, April 13, 2000, in Pleasant Park Nursing Home, Oskaloosa, following a stroke. Services: 10:30 a.m. Monday, Harden Funeral Chapel, What Cheer, by the Rev. Vince Homan. Interment: Indianapolis Cemetery, near What Cheer. Friends may call after 10 a.m. Sunday at the chapel, with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m.
Survivors include a son, Don Lewis of What Cheer; a daughter, Margaret Phillips of Delta; and a sister, Lucille Foulds of Albun, Calif.
From the bulletin at the Harden Funeral Home
Dollie was born on August 15th 1904 in Callaway County, Missouri, the daughter of Rufus and Oddie Day Wilks. She was raised in Callaway County and graduated from Auxvasse High School in Missouri.
On February 14th of 1925, Dollie was united in marriage to John W. Lewis in Fulton, Missouri. Shortly after they settled east of What Cheer where Dollie began raising her family. She moved to the Oskaloosa area in the early 1950's and after the death of her husband in 1966 began working as a seamstress out of her home. A resident of What Cheer for many years, Dollie had been a resident of the Pleasant Park Estates since 1992. She was a 50 year member of the Eastern Star Aspasia Chapter #198 at Sigourney and had attended the First Christian Church of Oskaloosa.
Dollie's memory is honored by her son and daughter-in-law, Don and Alberta Lewis of What Cheer, her daughter and son-in-law, Margaret and Gerald Phillips of Delta, her five grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, and her sister Lucille [Mrs. Max] Foulds of Auburn, California.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, a daughter, Bettylu Stevenson, a son, Paul Lewis, five brothers, Leo, Ira, Lowell, Paul, and Linwood Wilks and five sisters, Bessie Owens, Mary Carrington, Iris Bost, Virginia Sherman, and Frances Wilks.
Pallbearers were: Doug Swim, Jim Harris, Earl McKay, Jerry Baker, David Stevenson, Kevin Phillips Burial at Indianapolis Cemetery, near What Cheer.