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Dolly Fay Hagenbach

Born May 17, 1938

Dolly F. Hagenbach, age 79, of Driggs, ID, and formerly of Kennett Square, PA, passed away peacefully, while surrounded by her family, on Friday, September 22, 2017.

Born in Jennings, MO, on May 17, 1938, Dolly was a daughter of the late John W. Burks, Sr. and Florence (Round) Burks. She attended Jennings High School where she was a standout athlete serving as captain of the Warriors’ volleyball and basketball teams, as well as co-captain of the softball team. Dolly attended Southeast Missouri State University. Soon after, she began a brief career as a women’s professional baseball player; a shortstop and catcher, a pioneer in a league later made famous by the movie A League of their Own. Dolly was two-time women’s golf club champion at Concord Country Club in West Chester, PA and women’s golf club champion at Desert Horizons Country Club in Palm Springs, CA. She was an outstanding artist and a dedicated mother and grandmother devoting all of her time to her children and their interests.

In addition to her parents, Dolly was preceded in death by her husband, Robert L. Hagenbach. She is survived by her son, Steven M. Ennen (Jean) of Drexel Hill, PA; daughter, Alison L. Drumheller (Kurt) of Driggs, ID; stepsons, Robert C. Hagenbach (the late Janet) and Lee W. Hagenbach (Jacklyn), all of Hockessin; grandchildren, Fiona, Fletcher, and Foster Fuzzy Ennen, Nicholas and Kallen Drumheller, and Hunter and Haley Hagenbach; and sister, Shirley Frazier (Ray) of St. Louis, MO.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 12:00 Noon until 1:00 pm on Wednesday, September 27, 2017, in the Chapel of Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, where a funeral service will begin at 1:00 pm. Entombment will follow in the adjoining memorial park.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Dolly’s memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, 92 Read’s Way, Suite 205, New Castle, DE 19720.

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  • Got to know Dolly when she moved to Leesburg Florida and we became fast best friends with Cathy as well , we were called the 3 stooges but also Charley’s Angels ,( which she liked better by the way ) We had some good times and sad times but mostly good Dolly I will miss you dear friend , until we meet again ! Love you !

  • Dolly was a wonderful person. She will be missed by all who knew her.

  • Dolly was a beautiful person on the inside and out. She was a wonderful grandmother to my nephew Hunter and niece Haley and great step-mom and friend to Jackie. I know you all will miss her- prayers to for all of you who will miss her- happiness for Dolly for surely she is in the glory of God’s hands now and reunited with Bob.

  • Her spirit will always be with you!

  • Dolly was a truly wonderful friend, and I will miss her very much. Her friendship, I will always treasure. Rest In Peace Dolly!

  • Dolly was a true and wonderful friend. I
    Feel like I have a hole in my heart and
    Will miss her terribly. I know Dolly is in
    A better place and already reunited with
    Bob. My deepest sympathy to the family.

  • I met Dolly in Leesburg Fl. She lived across the street. We became friends very quickly and enjoyed our visits. When she was leaving the Plantation to live with her daughter I purchased her golf cart. When I look at it I will always remember her and her smile. Rest In Peace Dolly. Love you.