Charles Rollie Lines, 97, Shawnee, KS, formerly of El Dorado Springs, passed away Feb. 18, 2024.  Rollie was born on Aug. 11, 1926, in Harwood, the first child of Charles and Edna (Way) Lines.  Rollie attended grade school at Ruark and high school in Schell City.  In November of 1944, he was drafted into the US Army and served in Europe until his discharge in September of 1946.

He was a member of Union Hall Baptist Church and attended regularly until his health declined.  He was a deacon there for several years and remained a faithful servant until his death, reading his Bible daily.

Rollie married Dorothy Mitchem in Schell City on June 4, 1949. They were married 74 years.  They lived in Cedar and Vernon Counties all their married life until they moved to Shawnee, KS, to be closer to their daughter. They had three children and three grandchildren.

In 1956, Rollie and Dorothy moved to El Dorado Springs where he began a 32-year employment with Mid-American Dairy. After retiring, Rollie enjoyed driving cars for Fugate Motors and working on the ranch owned by George Logan and then Harold Fugate.

In September 2021, he and Dorothy moved to Sharon Lane Health and Rehab in Shawnee, KS.  He made many friends there, both staff and residents and enjoyed attending Bible study and church services as long as he was able. Another favorite activity was learning what kind of cars the staff drove and letting them know “Fords were better than Chevys.” The staff quickly learned that he also loved anything John Deere. In February 2023, he and Dorothy were crowned Valentine’s King and Queen.

Preceding Rollie in death were his parents; father and mother-in-law, Charley and Oma Mitchem; brother and sister-in-law, Lloyd and Mary Lines; sister and brother-in-law, Agnes and Glenn Veale; and brothers-in-law: Jim Stalnaker, Charles Mitchem, Bud Mitchem and Everett Mitchem.

Survivors include his wife, Dorothy, of the home; children: Ronnie Lines of El Dorado Springs, Phyllis Lines of Overland Park, KS, and Kevin Lines (Cheryl) of Marshall; grandchildren, Dalton Lines of Marshall, Charlotte Jackson (Aaron) of Mountain Home, AR, and Charlie Lines of Springfield. He is also survived by a sister, Mary Stalnaker of Springfield; nieces and nephews, David Lines, Lisa Gregor, Tammy Stalnaker, Lee Stroer, Mary Ann Mitchem, Linda Leedy and Debbie Heigele; and numerous great nieces and great nephews.

Services for Rollie Lines was Saturday, Feb. 24, at Bland-Hackleman Funeral Home in El Dorado Springs. His final resting place will be El Dorado Springs City Cemetery.

Memorial contributions can be made to Union Hall Baptist Church or the Activities Department at Sharon Lane Health and Rehabilitation.