Dorothy Anne Botts, age 81, of Waverly, Iowa, died Monday, December 10, 2018, at Bartels Lutheran Retirement Community in Waverly.
Dorothy was born on March 5, 1937, in Minnesota, the daughter of Alvin and Mary (Johnson) Larson. She was raised in Hampton and graduated from the Hampton High School in 1955. On July 17, 1955, Dorothy was united in marriage to Virgil Botts in Hampton. Dorothy and her husband Virgil have resided in Waverly for the past twenty-three years, but also previously lived in Florida and Texas. Dorothy’s greatest enjoyment was her grandchildren, however, she also enjoyed crafts, sewing, painting, and yard work.
Dorothy’s memory is honored by: two sons, Alan (Mary) Botts of Houston, Texas and Kirk Botts of Waverly; three daughters, Kim (Al) Smith of Blair, Nebraska, Debbie Scott of Houston, Texas, and Suzie Botts of Waverly; thirteen grandchildren; and sixteen great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by: her parents; a granddaughter, Gayle Ray; three sisters, Shirley Carlson, Helen Paulson, and Marcele Meinders; two brothers, Jim and Dennis Larson; daughter-in-law, Laura Botts; and son-in-law, Robert Scott.
Visitation will be held on Monday, December 17, at Kaiser-Corson Funeral Home in Waverly where the family will greet friends from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. Private family graveside service will be held on Tuesday, December 18, at Harlington Cemetery in Waverly. Memorials may be directed to the family and sent to Kirk Botts. Online condolences may be left at www.kaisercorson.com. Kaiser-Corson Funeral Home in Waverly is assisting the family with arrangements 319-352-1187.
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