Lake City – Dorothy Stotts, 105, died Thursday, July 4, 2019 at Shady Oaks Care Center in Lake City. Funeral services were held on Saturday, July 13, 2019 at Lampe Funeral Home in Lake City. A private family burial will be held at a later date.
Dorothy is survived by her son Michael (Linda) Stotts of Lake City; grandchildren Jennifer Holloway (Derek Manchester) and her children Amanda, Amber and Allison of Waukee and Jason (Jecque) Stotts and their children Jack and Dane of Urbandale. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Merle in 1968, sons Steven and David, and sisters Hazel and her husband Ernie Malohn and Ruth and her husband Oliver Fagan.
Dorothy Katherine (Mapel) Stotts was born on April 14, 1914 at home in Lake Creek Township to Thomas and Eva (Gregg) Mapel. She graduated from Rockwell City High School in 1932, and on August 30, 1939, Dorothy married Merle Stotts at St. Francis Rectory in Rockwell City. Throughout the years she worked as a country school teacher, grocery store clerk and as a farmwife. Dorothy was an avid painter: oil, china, and porcelain dolls being among her favorites to work with, and she especially enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren as they were growing up. She was a member of JAF, Carroll China Painters, Fort Dodge China Painters, Monday Club, card clubs, and Ruth Circle at the Lake City Union Church.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be left for the Lake City Union Church.