Dorothy A. Jenness, the daughter of Clayton and Bessie (Ballard) Bugh, was born October 8, 1927, in Cherokee, Iowa. Her childhood years were spent in Cherokee, where she attended school and graduated from Wilson High School.
On August 2, 1946, Dorothy was united in marriage to Buster B. Jenness at Storm Lake, IA. Throughout the years, they lived and farmed near the communities of Marcus, Remsen, Larrabee, and Peterson. In 1979, they moved to Cherokee. Dorothy drove the Head Start bus for several years and worked at the MHI in Cherokee for 18 years until her retirement.
Dorothy was active in the Cherokee community. She was a member of St. Paul's United Methodist Church, the V.F.W. Auxiliary, the Larrabee Birthday Club, Women's Card Club, and volunteered for many groups and organizations over the years. She enjoyed bowling, attending auto races, watching her grandchildren's sporting events, and growing flowers and cherry tomatoes. Most of all, Dorothy enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren who lovingly knew her as 'Gram J' and 'Yoo Hoo'.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Buster Jenness on January 25, 2007; mother, Bessie Bugh, and father Clayton Bugh and his wife Louise; two sisters: Alice Bevins and Marion Vanatta; and two brothers, Kenneth and Jim Bugh.
She will lovingly be remembered by her 5 children: Tom and Jean Jenness of Cherokee, IA, Charles (Al) and JoAnne Jenness of Moville, IA, Margaret Ann and Louis Corzilius of Cherokee, IA, Sandy and Chuck Stubbe of Cherokee, IA, and Brian and Joanne Jenness of Marcus, IA; 13 grandchildren and their families, Julie and Mark Marshall-Fillerup (Shanna & Brienna Ewoldt), Marty & Dawn Jenness (Jena & Jonathan), Kristen and Jason Weiland (Kacie, Madison, & Cheyenne), Linda and Mike Mummert (Simon & Hanna), Alicia Jenness (Emma & Kaitlyn), Michele and Chris Poeckes (Gavin & Bennett), Kyle Jenness and special friend, Casey; Matthew Stubbe, Kayla Stubbe (Brooklyn & Westin), Kimberly and Tony Ross (Bailey & Benjamin), Michael and Becky Jenness, Kelli and Kyle Blankenberg (Zoe, Mia, & Amy), and Sarah Jenness (Carter & Caden), and 21 great-grandchildren; two sisters: Marguerite and Cecil Lovell of Antioch, IL, and Marjorie Tedemanson of Antioch, IL; half-brother, Steve Bugh of Cherokee, IA; brother-in-law, Clifford Vanatta of Sioux City, IA; one sister-in-law, Florence Jones of Eldora, IA; and several nieces; nephews; other relatives; and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 A.M. Friday, April 26, 2013, at St. Paul's United Methodist Church in Cherokee.
Pastor Carolyn Hollar
Visitation will begin at 2:00 P.M. Thursday, with the family present from 6:00-8:00 P.M. Thursday night at Greenwood-Schubert Funeral Home in Cherokee.
"Here I Am Lord"
"Because He Lives"
"How Great Thou Art"
Organist- Dan Kratz
Vocalist- John Schneider
Oak Hill Cemetery