Obituaries Thursday July 18th
Dorothy Marie Huffman, 78, of Burlington, died at 6:35 AM Wednesday, July 17, 2013, at the Great River Hospice House in West Burlington.
Born July 5, 1935, in Burlington, she was the daughter of Emil and Emma Johnson. On September 13, 1952, she married Thurman Huffman in Burlington.
Mrs. Huffman had worked at Sylvania, Champion Products, and the Iowa Army Ammunition Plant. She had also worked in home child care. She retired in 1979.
She attended First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). She loved to sew and read. She was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother.
Survivors include her husband, Thurman; one son, Darrel (Penny) Huffman of Fort Worth, TX; three daughters, Becky (Tim) Helmick of Libertyville, IA, Cathy (Bill) Hodgin of Topeka, KS, and Susan (Jim) Ferrell of Burlington; seven grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Doris Birck and Darlene Johnson, both of Burlington; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Edward Marshall and Dickey Johnson.
Cremation has been entrusted to Thielen Crematory.
There will be no visitation.
A Celebration of Life for Mrs. Huffman will be held at First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established for Great River Hospice.
Thielen Funeral Home & Crematory is in care of the arrangements.
Condolences can be sent to the family by visiting Dorothy’s obituary at www.thielenfuneralhome.com.