Dorothy Ann (Harris-Smallwood) Andersen of Missouri Valley, IA passed on Saturday, May 1, 2021 at home. Dorothy was 80 years of age. She was born on October 10, 1940 in Ft. Madison IA to Joseph & Elizabeth Harris. Dorothy was the first of three children. Dorothy graduated with her LPN nursing degree in 1979. She was active in the community including, Cub Scout Den Mother, Jaycettes, Catholic Church, Welcome Wagon Hostess, Eagles Auxiliary, serving as State President of AUX 2002-2003, plus several local offices of AUX 3876. She was employed by Dr. Wilson for several years and served at other local clinics and the local hospital. Dorothy was one of the most loving and caring persons, known by Mom to all the kids and their friends. She didn’t know a stranger and everyone was always welcome! Dorothy enjoyed family and friend gatherings. She loved music, dancing and was an avid Elvis fan. She was a Green Bay Packers fan, loved Christmas, Halloween, traveling, bowling and playing cards with her friends. She enjoyed fishing and going to the lake with Dean.
Dorothy was proceeded in death by her parents and husband, Charles A. Smallwood, Sr., and son-in-law Thomas A. Kiminski.
Survivors include her loving husband, Dean R. Andersen of 35 years; brother Don (Betty) Harris, sister Marilyn Harris. Her children, Charles (Ravae) Smallwood Jr., Michelle Gibson, Darla Kiminski, Monte Smallwood, Dina (Jeff) Speicher, Kirk (Susan) Andersen. Grandchildren, Nicholle (Justin) Gibson-Alstadt, Tiffany Kiminski, Jeremy (Trisha) Gibson, Nicholas (Danielle) Kiminski, Bryn Schwab, Cody (Amanda) Smallwood, Brandt Schwab, Brittany (Katy) Presley, Colton Smallwood, Keaton Speicher, Shelby Andersen, and David Andersen. Great Grandchildren, Dalton Cooper, Breeanna Cooper, Carson Beegle, and Caitlin Gibson.
Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday May 5, 2021 at Hennessey Funeral Home, Missouri Valley, Iowa
The family would like to invite everyone to the Eagles Club, in Missouri Valley after the funeral service, for lunch and to share memories.
In Loving Memory of Dorothy Andersen
Born October 10, 1940 Fort Madison, Iowa
Entered Into Rest May 1, 2021 Missouri Valley, Iowa
Funeral Service 10:30 a.m. Thursday, May 6, 2021
Hennessey Funeral Home Missouri Valley, Iowa
Officiating Pastor Connie McWilliams
“The Dance” “Love Me Tender” “Turn the Page”
Honorary Pall Bearers
Jeremy Gibson Nicholas Kiminski
Cody Smallwood Keaton Speicher
David Andersen Dalton Cooper
Carson Beegle Brandt Schwab
Final Resting Place
Sacred Heart Cemetery Fort Madison, Iowa (At A Later Date)