Mount Ayr Record-News
Mount Ayr, Ringgold County, Iowa
Thursday, January 23, 2003
OBITUARY ~ DORTHA LENORE (NIGH) DAVENPORT
Dortha Lenore DAVENPORT, age 88 of Lamoni, Iowa, the daughter of Edd Lee and Alice Fannie (JOHNSON) NIGH, was born
September 9, 1914 at Davis City, Iowa. She died at her home on January 1, 2003.
Dortha married Harold DAVENPORT in 1931.
They were blessed with one son, Kenneth, who was born February 17, 1932 and died March 24, 2000.
Dortha enjoyed sewing,
crocheting and embroidering. She was a good homemaker and cook. She was a member of the Kellerton United Methodist
Preceding her in death were her parents; husband, Harold; son, Kenneth; brothers, Gerald, Leon, Edward and
Stephen NIGH; and sister Esther Marilen.
Surviving are her sister Bernice CHAMBERS and husband Curtis of Saint
Joseph, Missouri; daughter-in-law Jean DARR of Nampa, Idaho; two grandsons, Charles and Jayson DAVENPORT; sister-in-law
Irene ELLIOTT; and other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held at the Slade-O'Donnell Funeral Home in Lamoni
at 1:00 p.m. Monday, January 6, 2003 with Pastor Rick HAWKINS officiating.
Burial was in the Maple Row Cemetery, Kellerton.
Memorials may be given to the charity of your choice in Dortha's memory.
Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, August of 2012
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