OTTUMWA — Mary Deloris "Dee" Dickerson, 87, of Winterset and formerly of Ottumwa, died Jan. 10, 2014, at West Bridge Care and Rehabilitation Center in Winterset.
Dee was born July 8, 1926, in Ottumwa to Porter and Nora Goudy. She married Mark McDavitt in 1947 and later divorced in 1973.
She married Floyd J. Dickerson in October 1978.
A 1944 graduate of Ottumwa High School, she was a member of Davis Street Christian Church.
She was employed as an LPN at Ottumwa Hospital for many years. Dee loved her job very much and was devoted to all the patients she helped while working there. She also enjoyed being a volunteer with different organizations and after retiring became a volunteer at the hospital.
Dee and Floyd enjoyed traveling and visiting many states throughout the U.S.A. and in Europe. In their 35 years of marriage, they had lots of fond memories to share with anyone willing to sit and listen.
Survivors include her husband, Floyd J. Dickerson; and their children, Michael (Margaret) McDavitt, Stephen (Judy) McDavitt, Mary Brown, Philip McDavitt, James (Mary Jo) McDavitt, Martin (Carlita) McDavitt, Teresa Peterson, Michael (Patty) Dickerson and Craig (Cindy) Dickerson; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and sisters, Anna McDonald of Concord, N.C., and Patty Clawson of Winfield, Ala.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Bonnie Irene Stewart.
Her body has been cremated.
A memorial service will be held in the spring.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The American Red Cross, Ottumwa Hospital Auxiliary of West Bridge Care and Rehabilitation Center.
Robertson-Jay Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.