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Neighbors Growing Together | Sep 26, 2018

Dorothy Schwab

Jan 10, 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.


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


Memorial service is 10:30 a.m. Thursday, January 11 at Powell Funeral Home in Keota. Burial will be at Keota Cemetery. Visitation is 4:00-7:00 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorials to the Keota VFW Auxiliary or Paws & More Animal Shelter. Visit www.powellfuneralhomes.com for more information

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