Dorothy May Novak Svoboda was born on October 1, 1931 in Narka Kansas. Her parents are Anton and Mayme Novak, her brother Charles Lee Novak was born in 1932. She attended schools in the Narka area and married Willy (Bill) Svoboda on May 28, 1954.
To this union were born four children, Susan (Rex) Robinson of Mount Hope, Vicki Goldsberry of Newton, Mark (Trish) Svoboda of Excelsior Springs, Missouri and Curtis Svoboda of Newton.
They moved to Newton in 1962 and owned Newton Machine and Supply. Dorothy was bookkeeper for the shop until its closure.
Dorothy was preceded in death by the parents, husband Bill, brother Charles and her daughter Vicki.
Dorothy moved to Schowalter Villa and enjoyed her stay. She would constantly tell us how nice and sweet everyone was there and enjoyed holding the animals they would bring. From dogs, baby goats and even a large pig.
Dorothy was a friend of many, good with numbers and a quilter. She hand pieced and hand quilted a quilt all the while watching the O.J Simpson trial, she calls it her “OJ Quilt”. She will be truly be missed by all.
She is survived by niece Shirley Achtemier from Fairbury Nebraska, a nephew, Larry Kosek and wife Bernice from Silver Lake Kansas. She has 6 grand-children, 8 great-grandchildren and many friends.