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Dorothy Muriel Whitney

March 11, 1921 February 16, 2019
Dorothy Muriel Whitney
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Obituary for Dorothy Muriel Whitney

Dorothy M. Whitney, age 97, of Radcliffe, passed away on Saturday, February 16, 2019 at the Hubbard Care Center.
Dorothy Muriel (Severson) Whitney was born March 11, 1921 to Martin and Ellen (Knutson) Severson on a farm in Rose Grove township by Ellsworth, IA. She was baptized and confirmed at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Ellsworth, IA. She graduated from Ellsworth High School in year 1938.
On August 2, 1940 she married Irving Whitney at Clarinda, IA. To this union two sons, Mark and Douglas were born. For a number of years, they lived in Des Moines, IA and then moved to Radcliffe in 1957.
Dorothy worked at the Radcliffe Telephone Office for several years until it went to dial. She also worked at the Radcliffe Community School cafeteria for 27 years until she retired. She was a long-time active member of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, the ELCW Bible Study and Altar Guild, Married Ladies Harmony Club and the American Legion Auxiliary.
Dorothy lived for her two sons, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. They were the love of her life. She thought family, religion and music were so important to her and brought her much happiness. She had many good friends who showed their love, friendship and kindness. She was so thankful for them.
Those remaining to cherish her memory include sons, Mark and his wife Jean of Westminster, CO and Douglas of Mt. Vernon, IA; six grandchildren Aaron, Amber, Spencer, Weston, Grant and Hudson; 11 great-grandchildren; along with other relatives and many wonderful friends.
Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Irving, two sisters Ferne Severson and Janet Olson and two brothers Kenneth and Donald Severson.


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9:00 AM 2/22/2019 9:00:00 AM - 10:00 AM 2/22/2019 10:00:00 AM
Our Savior's Lutheran Church

601 Isabella
Radcliffe, IA 50230

Our Savior's Lutheran Church
601 Isabella Radcliffe 50230 IA
United States

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Friday

22

Feb

10:30 AM 2/22/2019 10:30:00 AM
Our Savior's Lutheran Church

601 Isabella
Radcliffe, IA 50230

Our Savior's Lutheran Church
601 Isabella Radcliffe 50230 IA
United States

Cemetery Details

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Radcliffe Cemetery Final Resting Place

Radcliffe, IA

Radcliffe IA
United States

Memorial Contribution

Our Savior's Lutheran Church

601 Isabella
Radcliffe, IA 50230
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