Dorothy M. Mowery, 90

Dorothy M. Mowery, 90, of Cedar Rapids passed away on Sunday, September 1, 2013 at Dennis and Donna Oldorf Hospice House in Hiawatha from congestive heart failure. Memorial service will be held on Saturday, September 14, 2013 at 11 AM at Cedar Memorial Park Westside Chapel. Private family inurnment will be held at Conrad Cemetery.

Dorothy Mae Mowery was born on September 26, 1922 on the family farm in Conrad, Iowa to Charles and Elizabeth Wiener Slinker. She attended Conrad Consolidated Schools graduating on May 23, 1940. She married Leo F. Mowery on April 11, 1943. They were divorced in 1963. Dorothy retired from Smulekoff’s Furniture in 1990 after 25 years. She is a member of the American Legion Auxiliary in Conrad. Dorothy loved to crochet, making afghans for her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great great grandchildren.

Dorothy is survived by her children, Lyle (Kathleen) Mowery of League City, TX; Pat (Larry) Petty of Central City; Clarence (Janette) Mowery and Carol (Tom) McNamara both of Cedar Rapids; brother, Robert Slinker and sister-in-law, Inez Slinker both of Conrad; 10 grandchildren; 23 great grandchildren; 4 great great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her sister, Mildred Peters; brothers, Russell and twin, Donald all of Conrad.

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