Dorothy Woolever Obituary

Dorothy M. Woolever
Dorothy M. Woolever
Dorothy M. Woolever

January 24, 1922 - September 9, 2012
Resided in Des Moines, IA
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Dorothy M. Woolever, 90, died on September 9, 2012. She was born on January 24, 1922 to Hallie (Swain) and Cornelius Dykstra. She married Frank Woolever on Christmas Day 1945. They raised three children in Des Moines.

As a mother, homemaker, and lifelong artist, Dorothy was a woman of many talents, and had many close lifelong friends.

Her passion for the arts included drawing, pastels, painting, and ceramics. She especially excelled in watercolor paintings and pottery.

Dorothy and Frank were active in First United Methodist Church in Des Moines, IA. They were leaders in the youth groups, and active in the Builders Sunday school class there. Dorothy also started a program that encouraged church members to display their artwork in the church, nurturing spirituality and community.

Children of Dorothy and Frank are Greg (Mary) Woolever of Ankeny, IA, Brian (Liz) Woolever of Urbandale, IA, and Mary (Steve) Shaffer of St. Louis Park, MN. Dorothy and Frank have seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Dorothy is preceded in death by her parents, her sister Katharyn, and her brother Robert. She is survived by her younger brother Raymond.

Visitation will be at 10:00 a.m. at First United Methodist Church on Thursday, September 13, 2012, followed by the funeral service there at 11:00 a.m.
In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations to Wesley Life Hospice Care.

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First United Methodist Church
1001 Pleasant
Des Moines, IA US 50309
Thursday, September 13, 2012
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
First United Methodist Church
1001 Pleasant
Des Moines, IA US 50309
Thursday, September 13, 2012
11:00 AM
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Glendale Cemetery
4909 University Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50311
Thursday, September 13, 2012


WesleyLife Hospice
5508 NW 88th St
Johnston, IA US 50131