Mandy Josephine Dolisi, 92, of Bella Vista, AR formerly of Gardner, passed away November 28, 2010, at Circle of Life Hospice, Springdale, AR. Funeral service will be held 11:00 am Thursday, December 2, 2010,
at First Presbyterian Church, 138 E Shawnee, Gardner, KS.  Visitation will begin at 10:00 am before the service at the church.  Burial at Gardner Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Gardner First Presbyterian Church or Circle of Life Hospice, or 479-750-6632. Arrangements: Bruce Funeral Home, PO Box 192, Gardner, KS 66030, 913-856-7111. Condolences may be sent to
Mandy was born July 4, 1918 in Mountain Grove, MO to William Clarence and Martha Viola Vanover Woods. She grew up in Ottawa, married Cecil Earl Dolisi Nov. 14, 1937 in Olathe, KS and moved to Gardner that same year. Mandy was employed by Cramer Chemical Company for about 15 years. She enjoyed making floral arrangements as well as arts and crafts projects. Mandy loved to cook and was still baking until the last month of her life.
Mandy was preceded in death by her parents, husband Cecil in 1982, and siblings Raymond Woods, Opal Woodcock, Ernest Woods and William Woods. She is survived by her son Earl Edward Dolisi and wife Sharon, St. James, MO; daughter Carole Ann Beaver and husband Charles, Bella Vista, AR; two grandchildren: Julie Michele Leonard and husband Matthew and Kyle Edward Dolisi; and four step-grandchildren: Eric Gillette Jones, Lynn Beaver, Christie McConnon and husband Jim, and Cara Potts and husband Rob.