Dorothy Cone Obituary

Dorothy M. Cone
Dorothy M. Cone

December 8, 1946 - November 15, 2022
Born in Des Moines, IA
Resided in Des Moines, Iowa
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Dorothy M. Cone, 75, of Des Moines went to be with her husband and the Lord on November 15th, 2022.

Dorothy was born in Des Moines on December 8, 1946. She graduated from Lincoln High School in 1964, and began working at Kresge’s where she was introduced to her husband. On October 15, 1967 Dorothy and LeRoy married. Dorothy traveled with her husband during his time in the Navy. In 1972 they came back to Des Moines where she did dietary work for several nursing homes throughout Des Moines and West Des Moines. Eventually taking time off to be home with what would end up being raising up 4 boys. Dorothy was a school bus monitor for West Des Moines and Urbandale School Bus Co. She loved to knit, crochet, and spend time with family, especially her grandkids.

Dorothy is survived by her 4 boys, LeRoy H (Antoinette), of Des Moines, Michael L (Traci), of Des Moines, Greg (Jennifer), of Des Moines, and Fred (Leah), of Des Moines; brothers, Jerry (Juanita) Howard, Rodger (Linda) Howard, and Harold “Hap”; sister-in-law Joyce Thompson; brother-in-law, Raymond “Pete” Cone,13 grandchildren with 1 on the way;10 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her husband, LeRoy B.; dad, Harold Howard; mother; Laura Howard; brothers, Bobbie and Richard; sister, Doris Van Hove; son, William Oscar Cone; brother-in-laws, Jerry Cone and Melvin Thompson; and sister-in-laws, Nancy Cone and Janet Howard.

The family would like to give a special thanks to all emergency room doctors and ICU staff at the UnityPoint Lutheran Hospital in Des Moines as well as the Des Moines Fire and Rescue #7.

Interment will be at the Iowa Veterans Cemetery on Thursday, December 8, 2022 at 2:00 pm. Afterwards the family would like to invite you to a potluck at the Van Meter VFW, 910 Main St., Van Meter, 50261.




Iowa Veterans Cemetery
34024 Veterans Memorial Drive
Adel, IA US 50003
Thursday, December 8, 2022
2:00 PM
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