Dorothy Dean Faris Brown, 87, of Indianola, passed away Jan. 8, 2013, at the Kavanagh House in Des Moines after being a resident of the Indianola Good Samaritan Care Center.
Dorothy was born on Aug. 22, 1925, in rural Seymour, the daughter of Everett Ivan and Margaret Emaline (Sager) Faris. She attended the Brush College rural school and graduated from Seymour High School. Dorothy was united in marriage to Tommy Brown on Oct. 26, 1946. She retired from the Seymour Care Center.
Dorothy is survived by her three children, Dale Brown and wife Vicki of Knoxville, Robert and wife Carla of Indianola, and Sandra and husband Mike Jones of Bloomfield. Dorothy is also survived by her grandchildren, who were the light of her eyes, Kelly (Scott) Retterer, Jason Brown, twins Nicole (Jason) Klaver and Michelle Jones, Ashley Brown, Chase (Megan) Jones, Rebecca Brown and Chance Jones. She is also survived by five great-grandchildren, Haley, Owen, Amelia and twins Preston and Wyatt; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends.
Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband Tommy; her parents; brother, Richard Faris; two brothers in infancy, Marion Brice and her twin brother Dorsey DeWayne; and her infant grandson, Ryan.
Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. today at the Randolph Funeral Home in Seymour with interment at Southlawn Cemetery, Seymour.
A memorial has been established to the National MS Society in honor of her granddaughter.