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Dorothy Jean Carruthers was born January 17, 1926 in Columbia, Iowa the daughter of Levi and Bernice Foster.
She attended country school and graduated from Knoxville High School in 1943 with a Normal Training Certificate. She taught at Liberty Country School for nine years. On July 16, 1948 Dorothy was united in marriage to Garth Carruthers. She became a dedicated farm wife and mother. She was a girls 4-H Leader and taught Bible School for many years. She was a member of the Olive Chapel United Methodist Women.
Dorothy enjoyed attending all the functions of her children and grandchildren. She made many trips to Texas over the years to watch Whitlee rodeo and show her lambs and goats at the livestock shows. Dorothy also enjoyed reading - you would never see her without a book or magazine. She also attended the music shows at Rathbun every Saturday with her family and friends.
Dorothy passed away Sunday, February 5, 2017 at the Comfort House, in Pella, at the age of 91 years.
She was preceded in death by her parents and sons: Grayling Ben Carruthers and Todd Wesley Carruthers.
Those left to cherish Dorothy's memory include her husband, Garth; daughter, Krystal (Jerry) Whitlow of Beeville, Texas; granddaughter, Whitlee Dorothy Josephine Whitlow; grandson, Cody Levi Carruthers; sister, Connie (Styrl) Little of Melrose, Iowa and many other family members and friends.
Funeral Service was held at Bybee & Davis Funeral Home in Knoxville, Iowa on Thursday, February 9, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Brent Hanna and Pastor Ellis Andrews, Officiating.
Interment Columbia Cemetery in Columbia, Iowa. Memorials may be made to the Columbia Rescue Unit or to the American Heart Association. Online condolences may be left at BertrandFuneralHomes.com
Published on February 14, 2017
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