Dora Nadolski, 85, died Thursday, October 13, 2022, in Culver City, California.
Dora was born May 2nd, 1937 in Milan Missouri to Harold and Dora Glidewell of Northern Missouri. She grew up in Mercer County, was born again around the age of 13 and baptized soon thereafter.
She attended Westport High School in Kansas City, MO went to college at Georgetown U with a NDEA fellowship, and received her PhD from University of Missouri Kansas City. She was a published author, and a Phi Sigma Alpha member Fulbright at Sophia in Tokyo. She taught with a National Endowment for the Humanities at Rutgers U and worked on a Social Science Research Council Fellowship at Erfurt U in Germany.
She joined the Peace Corps and served in Turkey from 1962-1964. She was a long time resident of Reston, VA and Independence, MO. Throughout her adult life, she found her calling in education, teaching, and cultivating minds from high school to university level, having served in many jobs including juvenile detention tutor and college professor. She was intellectual and academic in every way, however, she was also well-rounded as a caring daughter, loyal sister, attentive wife and doting mother and grandmother. She delighted others with her quick humor, her down to earth nature, her hospitality, delicious cooking, and most notably her attention and love to all those blessed to call her friend.
She is survived by her son, Christopher, and his wife, Michelle and her beloved grandchildren Boaz and Kyrie.
A funeral service for Dora was held at 11:30 AM, Wednesday, November 2, 2022, at Schoene-Ruschmeier Funeral Home in Milan.
Burial will be held at Oakwood Cemetery in Milan.