Dorothy Meckley Obituary

Dorothy M. Meckley
Dorothy M. Meckley
Dorothy M. Meckley

February 4, 1912 - November 13, 2003
Born in Alta, IA
Resided in Des Moines, IA
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Dorothy M. Meckley, 91, died Thursday, November 13, 2003 at Scottish Rite Park, where she resided. Memorial Services will be 11 a.m., Wednesday, November 19 at Lutheran Church of Hope in West Des Moines.

Dorothy was born the daughter of William and Jessie (Carrick) Farrow in Alta, Iowa on February 4, 1912. She lived in Iowa and Des Moines most of her life. She attended First Presbyterian Church in Alta and graduated from Alta High School where she was a member of the basketball team, girls chorus and the Debate Club. She attended the University of Commerce and worked for Des Moines Savings and Loan before retiring from Employers Mutual Insurance Company.

She was a member of Lutheran Church of Hope and enjoyed her Pitch Club at Scottish Rite Park. An avid sports fan, she enjoyed watching basketball and football, especially the Iowa Hawkeyes. She very much loved her family and her friends at Scottish Rite Park.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husbands, Thomas C. Wells and Kenneth B. Meckley; sisters, Hazel Farrow and Violet Rash and grandson, Kevin Wells of Hurst, Texas. She is with her Father in Heaven and will be in our loving memory always.

She is survived by son, Thomas M. Wells (Fran) of Hurst, Texas; daughters, Kathy K. Davis (Jim) and Nancy A. Paine (Doug) of Urbandale; 6 grandchildren: Tommy Wells (Robin), Brian Davis (Andra), Matthew Davis (Kristi), Jeffrey Paine (Cheryl), Jeremy Paine (Trina) and Jody Paine and 10 great grandchildren.

A memorial gathering will be 7 to 9 p.m., Tuesday, November 18 at Westover Funeral Home. Memorial Contributions may be directed to Lutheran Church of Hope or the Good Brotherhood Fund at Scottish Rite Park.




Westover Funeral Home
6337 Hickman Road
Des Moines, IA US 50322
Tuesday, November 18, 2003
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Lutheran Church of Hope
925 - 74th Street
West Des Moines, IA US 50266
Wednesday, November 19, 2003
11:00 AM


Lutheran Church of Hope
925 74th Street
West Des Moines, IA 50266
Scottish Rite Park Good Brotherhood Fund
2909 Woodland Avenue
Des Moines, IA US 50312