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Dorothy Elaine Bovey

March 13, 1925 — February 20, 2024

Dorothy E. Bovey, 98, of Boone and formerly of Pilot Mound, passed away on Tuesday, February 20, 2024, at Hearth Stone Memory Care Unit at Eastern Star Masonic Home in Boone, Iowa.


A visitation for Dorothy will be held from 1:00 P.M. to 2:30 P.M. on Saturday, April 27, 2024, at Carson-Stapp Funeral Home in Ogden, Iowa. 


Dorothy Elaine Bovey, daughter of Clarence and Maude (Groom) Thompson was born on March 13, 1925 in Ogden, Iowa. Dorothy graduated from Ogden High School with the class of 1943. Following graduation, Dorothy worked at Ogden Telephone for several years as a telephone operator.


On October 24, 1945, Dorothy was married to Wayne Bovey of Pilot Mound. To this union, two children were born, Lynnea and Brian. The couple resided in rural Pilot Mound, where they farmed until 1958, when they purchased Bovey Grocery and Locker in Pilot Mound. They operated the business until Wayne’s death in 1966. Dorothy then continued to work for Pilot Mound grocery and later worked at the Pilot Mound post office. She attended the Pilot Mound United Methodist Church.


Dorothy enjoyed quilting, reading, and crossword puzzles. She also looked forward to Monday morning coffee get-togethers with her friends until she moved to Boone in 2008. Her greatest enjoyment came from spending time with her family.


Survivors include her daughter, Lynnea (Dale) Hanke of Ankeny, IA; son, Brian (Denette) Bovey of Boone, IA; three grandchildren, Joe Hanke, Marci (Nic) Fontanini, and Lindsay (Andy) Schaefer; seven great grandchildren, Conner and Hannah Hanke, Luca, Audrey and Miles Fontanini and Gabi and Genson Schaefer; two nieces and one nephew.


Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents, husband Wayne; three brothers, Lester, Clarence, Jr. and Donald; three sisters, Naoma Jay, Verna Steffy, and Gertrude Rapp.


The family would like to thank Dr. Filipiak and PA Malarie Bender, as well as the staff at Eastern Star Assisted Living, Skilled Care and Hearth Stone Memory Care, and Suncrest Hospice for the excellent care she received. Also, many thanks to Gail Rodgers for being such a special friend to her.


In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family and will be directed to the Alzheimer’s Association and Suncrest Hospice.



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