Dorothy Rash Yantis, 92

Dorothy Rash Yantis, 92, of Union, died Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013, at Oakview Nursing Home in Conrad under the care of Iowa Hospice. Funeral services will be held in the spring of 2013. The Conrad Chapel of the Anderson Funeral Homes has been entrusted with the arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to

Dorothy was born near Union on Oct. 17, 1920, to Clem and Hattie (Craig) Rash. She grew up in and around Union. She attended country school and graduated from the Union High School. Dorothy was united in marriage to John Yantis on June 17, 1941, near Conrad. She was a 50 year member of the Coinette Chapter 273 of the Eastern Star, and a member of the Whitten Community Church where she was a long-time teacher of summer Bible school and Sunday school. She held offices in the Ladies Missionary Society and the church Women’s Council. She enjoyed being in parades with John riding in the stagecoach and buggies. She fished at every opportunity and truly enjoyed catching king salmon in Alaska with her grandsons. She enjoyed traveling and besides trips to Alaska she also enjoyed Hawaii, the Caribbean, Canada and Mexico. She enjoyed all family picnics but her special pride was her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Dorothy will be missed by her children: John Paul (Linda) Yantis, of Chandler, Ariz., and Ellen (Bill) Hoffman, of Grundy Center; grandchildren: Jessica (Todd) Guthrie, of Gilbert, Ariz., BJ Hoffman (Beth), of Windsor Heights, Adam (Brandie) Hoffman, of Clarksville; great grandchildren: Nicholas, Jacob, Levi and Gavin Yantis; Peyton, Brooklyn, Brogan and Carson Hoffman; sisters: Joan Tesdal, Reba (Sherril) Adams, Mary Yantis and Helen Collins.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John; her parents, granddaughter, Sarah Yantis; grandson, Matthew Yantis; brothers Harold Rash and Clem Rash Jr.; sisters Coleen Ulery and Ardis Veld; sisters-in-law Allene Dickinson and Rena Rash; brothers-in-law: John Veld, John Dickinson, Earl Yantis, Tim Yantis, Robert Tesdal, Maynard Collins and Dwight Ulery.