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Dorothy Schwab

Jan 10, 2018
Dorothy Schwab -- 1937-2018

Dorothy Schwab, 80, of Keota, died Monday, January 8, 2018, at Mercy Hospital in Iowa City.

Dorothy was born July 26, 1937, in Mt. Pleasant, to Henry and Georgia (Barnett) Ellis and grew up in the Wellman and Keota communities. On October 22, 1955, she married Clement “Jerry” Schwab in North Liberty. The couple lived in Germany twice and Texas twice while Jerry served in the U.S. Army before moving to Keota in 1973. Dorothy was an assistant dietician at Maplewood Manor in Keota for many years. She also volunteered at Maplewood. Dorothy enjoyed buying and placing flags at the cemetery and making sure stray animals have found a home.

Survivors include eight siblings: Barbara Gore of Manning, Larry Ellis of Keota, Sally Snow of Keota, Mildred Yoder of Wellman, Terry Ellis of West Chester, Donna Baker of Fremont, Nebraska, Beverly Butner of Fremont, Nebraska and Richard Ellis of Keota. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband: Jerry and brother: Dennis “Butch” Ellis.


Memorial service 10:30 am Thursday, at Powell Funeral Home in Keota. Burial at Keota Cemetery. Visitation 4-7 Wednesday at the funeral home.


Memorials to the Keota VFW Auxiliary or Paws & More Animal Shelter. www.powellfuneralhomes.com.


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