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Dorothy Dimple Mccune

January 11, 1917 — April 24, 2020

Dorothy Dimple (Dodge) McCune, the daughter of Grover and Ruby (Kirkman) Dodge, was born January 11, 1917, at her parents’ home near Massena, Iowa, and died peacefully April 24, 2020, at the Friendship Home in Audubon, Iowa, at the age of 103 years, 3 months, and 13 days.

Dorothy was baptized and confirmed at the Lutheran Church near Massena. She attended rural Cass County schools and Massena High School. Dorothy helped at home and worked in several area restaurants until, on May 18, 1939, she was united in marriage to Bernard Moore. One son, William, was born to this union.

Dorothy worked as a mother’s aide, staying with families and helping them following childbirth. She also did alterations at a department store in Corning, Iowa.

On October 16, 1946, she married Leslie “Bud” McCune in McPherson, Kansas. They, with William, were blessed with four children: John, Janet, Russell, and Anna. They lived in Corning, later moving to Mt. Etna, Iowa, before settling in Hamlin, Iowa, in 1951. Dorothy was a homemaker for many years, caring for and raising the children. Bud died in 1984. Dorothy continued living in Hamlin until she moved to Audubon in 1992, where she enjoyed her home until moving to the Friendship Home on August 8, 2019.

Dorothy was an active member of the Hamlin Lutheran Church and was involved in the Ladies Circle. She was a member in Hamlin from 1951 until the church closed in 2015, after which she transferred her membership to Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church in Audubon. Dorothy enjoyed gardening, sewing, crocheting, and all forms of handwork – she even made a quilt for each family member. She was a strong supporter of the Good Neighbor Center and loved to play bingo and cards there. Dorothy was a member of the Hospital Auxiliary and the American Legion Auxiliary.

Preceding her in death were her husband, Leslie “Bud” McCune; her son, Russell McCune; her parents, Grover and Ruby Dodge; her sisters, Joye Ryan and Helen Preston; and her brother, Varel Dodge.

Survivors include her children: William J. and wife Nancy Moore of Audubon; John L. and wife Teresa McCune of Urbandale, Iowa; Janet L. and husband Edward Collins and Anna and husband Phillip Elmquist, all of Audubon; her daughter-in-law, Patti McCune of Omaha, Nebraska; her grandchildren: Casey Moore, Corey and wife Dede Moore, Cali and husband Shawn Ewing, Zachary and wife Becca McCune, Anna and husband Chris Coppolecchia, Eric Collins and fiancée Melissa Murphy, Christy Trout and friend Danny Scharff, Carrie and husband Jason Riley, Joseph D. and wife Brittany Elmquist, and Bryan and wife McKenzie Elmquist; her great-grandchildren: Bryce Trout; Brenden Trout and fiancée McKenzie Ehrenfried; Brinley Trout; Anna K. Moore; Sam and Bennet Ewing; Zella, Nova, and Mavis McCune; Isabella, Gabriela, Eric Jr., Johnathan, Chance, and Sloan Collins; Carter, Lorelei, and Isadora Coppolecchia; Lane, Leyton, and Rees Elmquist; Hudson and June Elmquist; Cadyn Riley; and Taylor and husband Jared Pintore; her great-great-grandchildren: Laylah, Marshall, and Ronin Pintore; her sister, Joan and husband Dr. Dean Windom; as well as several nieces and nephews, and other relatives and dear friends.

Private family funeral services will be conducted by Pastor Dan Beattie at the Kessler Funeral Home in Audubon, Iowa. Interment will be in the Maple Grove Cemetery in Audubon. The casket bearers will be Casey Moore, Corey Moore, Zachary McCune, Joseph Elmquist, Eric Collins, and Bryan Elmquist.

A Celebration of Life gathering for family and friends of Dorothy will be held at a later date.

As an expression of sympathy, memorials may be given to the Good Neighbor Center, at 401 North Park, Audubon, Iowa 50025.

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