Washington Evening Journal
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Imogene Dorsey, 88, of Mount Pleasant, died Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020, at Arbor Court in Mount Pleasant following a brief illness.
Imogene was born Oct. 5, 1932, in Henry County, Iowa, the daughter of Hamner and Sylvia (Litton) Bailey. She graduated from Salem High School in 1950. She worked
for Champion Spark Plug in Burlington for 20 years. Imogene was united in marriage to the Rev. Harold Dorsey on July 23, 1977, at the Little Brown Church in Nashua, Iowa. They made their home in Ohio and Iowa while Harold pastored at a few different churches. They settled back in Mount Pleasant and were members of the Salem Congregational Church, where Harold was a pastor.
Imogene enjoyed baking, quilting and tending to her flower gardens. She won many blue ribbons for her pies and quilts at county fairs. All of her children and grandchildren were gifted with beautiful handstitched quilts made by her. She was a former member of the Legion Auxiliary. Imogene loved spending time with her family and grandchildren.
Imogene is survived by her children, Robert (Eileen) Barnett of Salem, James Barnett of Rome and Judy Epperheimer of Selah, Wash.; eight grandchildren, Ryan (Heather) Barnett, Monica (John) Newton, Phillip (Judy) Barnett, Nick Barnett, Crystal Hopper, Tiffany Barnett, Cassondra Epperheimer and Scott Epperheimer; 16 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Harold; three brothers, Merald, Lawrence and Gary Bailey; and three sisters, Buelah Goldsmith, Ruth Hesseltine and Louva Pickard.
A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 28, at Salem Congregational Church in Salem, Iowa. Pastor Aaron Helterbran will officiate. Burial will follow at the Salem East Cemetery. Visitation will be held at Olson-Powell Memorial Chapel on Tuesday, Oct. 27, from 1 to 7 p.m. with family present from 5 to 7 p.m. A memorial fund has been established for Salem Congregational Church and Samaritan's Purse. Memorial contributions may be directed to Olson-Powell Memorial Chapel, P.O. Box 656, Mount Pleasant, IA 52641. The service will be livestreamed on Powell Funeral Home's Facebook page and at www.powellfuneralhomes.com.
Olson-Powell Memorial Chapel is caring for Imogene and her family.