Leon, Decatur County, Iowa
June 20, 2001
NOTICE of DEATH
HUBBARD, Dorothy Ellen, 83, Leon, died June 13 at Iowa Methodist Medical Center, Des Moines. Funeral services were
held 10:00 a.m. Saturday, June 16, at the Slade - O’Donnell Funeral Home with the Rev. Max Carmichael officiating.
Burial was in the Leon Cemetery.
OBITUARY - DOROTHY ELLEN HUBBARD
Dorothy Ellen HUBBARD, Leon, Iowa, the daughter of Fred and Sadie Beivel (STEPHENS) JONES, was born July 19, 1917,
in Decatur County, Iowa, and died Wednesday, June 13, 2001, at Iowa Methodist Medical Center Center, Des Moines,
Iowa, at age 83.
On December 12, 1936, Dorothy married Albert Lester HUBBARD. Five children were born to this union: Norma Lucille,
who died in infancy, Marilyn, Sharon, Arden, and Rhonda.
She lived her entire life in Decatur County, where she spent many years as dietician and head cook for Central
Decatur Schools. She lived to sew and quilt. She also enjoyed music, shopping, rides in the country with daughter
Sharon, find a word puzzles, reading the Bible, and having company. She was a great mom and grandmother and a good
example to everyone.
Dorothy was saved and baptized into the New Salem Baptist Church in 1961. She was currently a member of Calvary
Baptist Church in Leon.
Preceding her in death were her parents; husband Lester June 25, 1994; daughter Norma in 1942; and three brothers:
George, Tommy and Johnny Jones.
Survivors include her four children: Marilyn SUDDUTH and husband Jerry, Nevada, Iowa, Sharon O’DELL and husband
Roger, Kellerton, Iowa, Arden HUBBARD and Sandy DOUGHERTY, Leon, and Rhonda GILLESPIE and husband Ron, Colorado
Springs, CO; 11 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; sister, Opal NORRIS, Leon; three brother: Jim JONES and wife
Pansy, Freddie JONES and wife Dorothy, and Billy JONES and wife Marcine, all of Leon; sister-in-law, Mildred DAVIS,
Mountain Grove, MO; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
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