Dorothy Ann Andersen

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

Music Selections

“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

Colton Smallwood

Final Resting Place

Sacred Heart Cemetery Fort Madison, Iowa (At A Later Date)



  • Karen Bonham Anderson Posted May 3, 2021 2:45 pm

    I am so so sorry to hear of Dorothys passing.. she was a wonderful person and I loved her like a sister.

  • Joe Winemiller Posted May 3, 2021 5:22 pm

    I’m so sorry for your loss!!!

  • Lois Coe Posted May 4, 2021 5:44 am

    Hearing of Dorothy’s death makes my heart very very sad. We served as Regional Presidents the same year. Dorothy and Dean and I worked very closely in the MINK Conference. They were meant to be a couple for life! Love and prayers to Dean and family.

  • PETE SCHMIEDING Posted May 4, 2021 1:10 pm

    Words cannot express the sorrow that comes with such a sudden death. I’ve known Dorothy and Dean for many years. While I haven’t seen them much of late; she will always be remembered as the wonderful person she was. My prayers and condolences are for her and her family and especially Dean.

  • Deanna thomas Posted May 4, 2021 1:38 pm

    My most sincere condolences

  • Rosalyn Clark Posted May 4, 2021 4:06 pm

    Words can’t express how sorry we are to hear of Dorothy’s passing. Our prayer is that God will grant you strength for each day, peace for tomorrow and bring to your mind many happy memories. Sending our love, Rosie and Milt

  • Betty Langton Posted May 4, 2021 7:42 pm

    This is a tragic loss, Dorothy was such a happy lady. I enjoyed knowing her. My condolences to Dean and family. Rest in Peace Dorothy, an Eagle sister

  • Lori Oujiri Posted May 5, 2021 3:29 pm

    I’m so sad to hear of Dorothy’s passing. She has always loved us kids like her own and we loved her back just as much. I will miss her smile and her laugh. May she rest in peace until we all meet again.

  • Donna (Drollinger) Bender Posted May 6, 2021 1:13 pm

    So sorry, Dorothy was a great cousin, fun to be with,God bless her.. Dorothy will be missed .

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