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Dorothy Gose

Obituary for Dorothy Gose

March 27, 1922 - April 10, 2017
Afton, Iowa | Age 95


Dorothy Gose, 95, of Afton, passed away Monday, April 10, 2017 at her home. Celebration of Life Memorial Services will be 1 p.m. Saturday, April 15, 2017 at Powers Funeral Home 601 New York Ave. in Creston. Rev. Mary O'Riley will officiate. Private Family Burial will be at a later date at Greenlawn Cemetery in Afton. Open memorial visitation, with family receiving friends will be from 12 noon to 1 p.m. before the service on Saturday. Memorials are to the Gibson Memorial Library. Online condolences can be given at

Dorothy Nellie Gose, daughter of Frank V. Miller and Ida A. (Guitzkow) was born March 27, 1922 in Belmond, Iowa. She graduated from Clarion High School as the valedictorian of her class in 1939. After high school she worked for a lawyer doing clerical and abstract work. Dorothy later began working for the First National Bank in Clarion.

On September 10, 1947, Dorothy was united in marriage to Bueford Eugene Gose in Sioux Falls, S.D. They settled in Clarion where Dorothy continued in banking. Next, they moved to Fort Dodge, where Dorothy was an active mother, homemaker and worked at an area bank about 10 years as the head book keeper and also helped Bueford with their small neighborhood grocery store.
In 1966, they moved to Afton where Dorothy stayed busy helping with the farm. Dorothy was a member of the Creston United Methodist Church, the United Methodist Woman, the Post Script Club, played Bingo at the Congregate Meal Site. Together, they attended many horse shows, and assisted with 4-H activities.

Dorothy is survived by her four daughters Joan Gose of Sully, Gerene (husband John) Shaw of Fenton, Pamela Mayes of Ft. Collins, Colo. and Wendy Gose of Gilmore City; 5 grandchildren, Vern (wife Lisa) Allison of Hazelwood, Mo., Janelle (husband Heath) Baker of Leonard, Texas, Mandee (husband Tim) Lind of Ames, Ia. Donavan (wife Megan) Mayes of Ft. Collins, Colo. and Kimberly Gezel of Des Moines, Ia.; 12 great-grandchildren; a sister Merlene Peterson of Eagle Grove, and many nieces, nephews and other family.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Bueford "Doc" Gose in 2006, brothers, Gilbert and Donald Miller and a sister, Lucille, and father-in-law, Sidney (wife Gertrude) Gose.



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