Dodie Bagsdall Obituary

HAYS- Dodie Lynn (Lewis) Basgall, 54, of Hays, KS, passed away Friday, October 13, 2017 at Hays Medical Center. She was born December 16, 1962 in Manhattan, KS the daughter of John Lewis and Mary (Anderson) Sheffert.

Dodie was a passionate gardener; she had a keen knowledge of horticulture, creating lush home gardens of both flowers and produce every summer. She was a jack of all trades, having been an EMT, cosmetologist and a truck driver for Navajo. She was also a homemaker, worked construction, and worked in asphalt maintenance for Stripe and Seal. For many years she was a caregiver for autistic savant, Erik Warren, it was her favorite occupation. Dodie, like her father and grandmother before her, was a proud member of the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation.

She married and divorced both Michael Miller and Randy Basgall, from which unions she had 3 children.

Survivors include her mother, Mary Sheffert of Marshalltown, IA; a daughter, Marlowe Basgall (Christopher Hannon) of Hays, KS; 2 sons, Charles Miller (Erica) of Lynn Valley, KS and Isaac Basgall of Wichita, KS; 2 sisters, Mary “Jo” Cherveny of Toledo, IA and Edna Kay Kruger of Topeka, KS; a brother, Armond Fielder of Des Moines, IA, 2 grandchildren, Sophia and Jacob Miller, and her charming cattle-dog, Zeus.

Dodie was preceded in death by her father, John Harold Lewis, and her beloved dog Autumn.

Burial will be Saturday morning at the Shipshee Cemetery. Mercer Funeral Home in Holton is in charge of arrangements. To leave a special message for the family, please visit