The Ottumwa Courier

March 9, 2013

Dorothy Stoffa, 91, Ottumwa


OTTUMWA — Dorothy L. Stoffa, 91, formerly of Ottumwa, died at 4:40 a.m. March 7, 2013 at Higley Mansion in Cedar Rapids.

She was born June 12, 1921 in rural Hedrick to Wallace and Jennie Burdett Umbaugh. She married Harold M. Stoffa on June 12, 1944. He preceded her in death on March 26, 2000.

Dorothy was a graduate of Hedrick High School and the Iowa Success School. She had worked at Haw Hardware, Clausing Mfg., Collins Radio, and retired after 25 years at Ottumwa Water Works.

She was a member of Willard St. United Methodist Church.

Surviving is her daughter, Janette K. Felts of Cedar Rapids; two granddaughters, Angela Felts of Cedar Rapids and Ashley Felts of Tampa, FL; two great-grandchildren, Nicholas Davis and Maliha Bell.

She was preceded in death by her son-in-law, Rev. Thomas Felts; a sister, Helen Nolting and an infant brother, Hampton Umbaugh.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Willard St. United Methodist Church with Rev. Leila Disburg officiating.  Burial will be in Memorial Lawn Cemetery.

Visitation begins at 2 p.m. Monday at Reece Funeral Home with the family present from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Monday.

Memorials may be made to Willard St. United Methodist Church.

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