Dorothy A. Lewis, 88, formerly of Des Moines, passed away January 2, 2015 at Hiawatha Care Center in Hiawatha, IA. Visitation will be held from Noon – 2:00p.m., Tuesday, January 6, 2015 at Iles Westover Chapel, followed by a funeral service beginning at 2:00 p.m. Burial will be at Glendale Cemetery.
Dorothy was born in Oelwein, Iowa on April 2, 1926, the daughter of Francis and Phyllis Sheeley. Dorothy moved to Des Moines following her graduation from Sacred Heart High School. She attended Mercy School of Nursing and graduated with her R.N. She worked at Mercy Hospital, the VA Hospital, Broadlawns Hospital and Welsey Acres Nursing Home. Upon retirement, Dorothy moved to Hiawatha, Iowa.
Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband, George L. Lewis; daughter, Suanne Sawyer; parents, Francis and Phyllis Sheeley and brother, Jack Sheeley.
Dorothy is survived by her children, Cindy Depriest (Bill), St. Peters, MO; Tom Sawyer (Rhonda), Plano, TX; Rich Sawyer, Santa Monica, CA; Steve Sawyer (Carol), Bolingbrook, IL; Marni Morrison (Bruce), Fargo, ND; Misty Yamashita (Tim Saylor), North Liberty, IA; Jason Sawyer (Suzy), Hastings, MN; grandchildren Star, Brian, Michelle, Cullen, Zach, Shea, Aidan, Reagan, Morgan, Jack and Thomas; great-grandchildren Gage, Brynn, Sadie, Emmet and Carter.
Memorial contributions can be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.
Arrangements by Iles Westover Chapel.