Edward W. “Ed” Dosh, 67, a longtime Parsons attorney, passed away at 3:10 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016, at Freeman Health Systems in Joplin.
He was born on Oct. 25, 1948, in Redwing, Minnesota, to Lloyd and Luella (Richter) Dosh. Ed grew up in Minnesota and graduated from Frank B. Kellogg High School located in Little Canada, Minnesota, in 1966. He graduated from Luther College in Decorah, Iowa, with a bachelor of arts degree and attended graduate school at the University of Kansas, studying in Latin American history. In 1977 he earned a juris doctorate degree from K.U.
Ed came to Parsons to work in the Labette County Attorney’s Office as assistant county attorney from 1977 to 1979. He established the Law Office of Edward W. Dosh in 1979 and continued working there until his death. He served as the Chetopa city attorney since 1985. In his earlier years he had worked in Mickey’s Diners Inc. from 1965 to 1970 and Kansas Industries for the Blind in Topeka as a door-to-door salesman from 1971 to 1978.
His legal associations include the Kansas Bar Association, Southeast Kansas Bar Association, Labette County Bar Association and American Bar Association, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, American Trial Lawyers Association, Kansas Trial Lawyers Association, American Judiciary Society and he was a founding member of Kansas Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.
Ed enjoyed his cats, driving Cadillacs, taking cruises, gardening, playing golf and attending horse races. In his younger years he was an avid coin and butterfly collector and he enjoyed playing the violin. He was a member of the Luther College and University of Kansas alumni associations. Several years ago he established the Robert Davis Scholarship Fund at Luther College in memory of a favorite professor and friend. He was always the “life of the party” and was a great storyteller.
Survivors include his significant other and companion for more than 30 years, Helen Rice of Kansas City, Kansas. Other survivors are two brothers, Curtis Dosh of Roseville, Minnesota, and Jeffrey Dosh and his wife, Rebecca, of Eagen, Minnesota; a nephew, Brian Dosh; and a niece, Jaimie “Ruby Sue” Kirkpatrick; a great-niece and great-nephew, Michalela and Riley. His longtime business associate and great friend, Shane Adamson, also survives.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Lloyd Dosh; and Clint “Clinto” Jones, whose obituary named Ed as a brother and Ed felt the same about him.
The memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Wesley United Methodist Church. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Sunday at the Carson-Wall Funeral Home.
Memorials are suggested to the Proud Animal Lovers Shelter or Luther College in Decorah, Iowa. They may be left at or mailed to the Carson-Wall Funeral Home, P.O. 942, Parsons, Kansas, 67357.
Online condolences may be left at www.wallfuneralservices.com.