Dorothy L. Bracken, 83, Topeka, passed away Thursday, March 28, 2013 at a local hospital. Dorothy was born December 28, 1929 in Topeka, the daughter of Art and Catherine Carder. She was employed as a manager with Howard Johnson s and later at Aldersgate Village. Survivors include sons, Alfred David Bracken, Morgan H. Bracken, both of Topeka; daughter, Christine Minyard, Cedar Park, TX; 11 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by son, Gary L. Bracken; grandson, Wesley Sorrells; brother, Junior Carder; and sister, Gwen Angel. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at Penwell-Gabel Parker-Price Chapel, 245 NW Independence. Burial will follow at Penwell-Gabel Cemetery. Dorothy will lie in state at the funeral home after 3:00 p.m. on Monday and visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the Cat Association of Topeka, 1719 SW Gage Blvd, Topeka, Kansas 66604. To leave a special message for the family online, visit www.PenwellGabelTopeka.com. Dorothy L. Bracken
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Published in Topeka Capital-Journal on Mar. 31, 2013