The Ottumwa Courier

September 30, 2013

Dorothy Raney

Ottumwa Courier

---- — SIGOURNEY — Dorothy L. Raney, 90, of Davenport, formerly of Sigourney, went home to the Lord on Sept. 27, 2013.

Dorothy was born on March 4, 1923, to Roy and Dell Decker in Sigourney. She was united in marriage to George Raney on Nov. 23, 1940, in Davenport. During her working years, Dorothy was employed as a machine operator and line worker. She worked for Ever Tite and Brammer, making gun parts and ammunition boxes for the Rock Island Arsenal. She also worked for Sears Manufacturing, making tractor seats. Dorothy enjoyed fishing, camping, crafts and vacationing, as well as spending time with her family.

She is survived by her daughter, Wilma (Bela) Hummel; two granddaughters, Ida (Mark) Murray and Eva (Gary) Bussard; three great-granddaughters, Kristy (Rudy) Ramos, Lisa (Randy) Perkins and Julia Mills; eight great-great-grandchildren, Lavar, Gianna, Amber, Lily, Jordan, Olivia, Alisha and Miguel; three nieces, Charlotte, Jane and Mary; one nephew, Leonard; and three sisters-in-law, Dory, Vita B. and Velma.

She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband and three sisters, Helen, Ellen and Delores.

Funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Runge Mortuary, Davenport, with visitation from 10 a.m. until service time. Burial will be in Davenport Memorial Park.

Memorials may be made to Genesis Hospice.

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The family of Dorothy Raney would like to thank Good Samaritan, as well as Genesis Hospice for their comfort, compassion and care.

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