Dorothy M. Vesely, 76, of Iowa City, died Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013, at her home.
Funeral services were held Feb. 25 at Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service in Iowa City, with Pastor Mike Barr officiating. Burial followed at Oak Hill Cemetery in Tiffin.
Dorothy Mae Coblentz was born Feb. 13, 1937, in Topeka, Kan., the daughter of Christ “Popps” and Edna (Thomas) Coblentz. She attended schools in Kansas and later near Kalona, at the Prairie Dale Country School. Here in Iowa, Dorothy was raised by Henry and Pearl Miller. Dorothy raised her family in this area, worked hard in the community, enjoyed flowers and working outside, and has always been a woman of strong faith, and more than willing to share that with everyone around her.
Local survivors include her son Jim (Kim) Nelson of Solon; her siblings, Shirley Gilbert of Solon and Helen Coblentz of Tiffin; and her stepmother, Gerri Coblentz of Tiffin.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made in Dorothy’s memory to Crosspoint Baptist Church in Iowa City.
Online condolences may be sent for Dorothy’s family through the web at www.gayandciha.com .