The Ottumwa Courier

November 13, 2012

Dorsey Haney, 96, Batavia


BATAVIA — Dorsey Haney, 96, of Batavia, passed away at 7 a.m. Nov. 12, 2012, at Jefferson County Health Center in Fairfield. 

Dorsey was born on July 1, 1916, at home near Libertyville, the son of McKinley and Lorena Umphrey Haney. On March 16, 1940, he married Juanita DeGood in Fairfield. She passed away April 1, 2010.  

He was educated in the rural country schools in the area. Dorsey farmed all of his life. He had also worked for a period of time at the Packwood Elevator and at Pickens Firestone Store. He was a member of the local farm bureau. Dorsey loved to hunt, fish, go treasure hunting, travel and spend time with his family and his animals.   

Survivors include one son, Ronald (Vicki) Haney of Batavia; one daughter, Rosalita (Gene) Ball of Batavia; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; one brother, Merle (Patti) Haney of Fairfield; and his caregiver, Gennie Crawford.

He was preceded in death by his wife; and one sister, Doris Hootman.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Grace Funeral Care in Batavia; with Pastor John Cooper officiating. Burial will be at Batavia Cemetery.

Friends may call after 1 p.m. Wednesday at Grace Funeral Care in Batavia, with the family present for visitation from 4-6 p.m. Wednesday.  

A memorial fund is being established for The Lord’s Cupboard in Fairfield.

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