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BARROW, Dorothy M. (RAINS) 1924-2004


Posted By: Debbie Nash (email)
Date: 7/26/2004 at 22:36:13

Courtesy of the Fairfield Daily Ledger Inc. 2004

Dorothy M. BARROW
July 21, 2004

Dorothy M. BARROW, 80, of 305 E. Fillmore Ave. died at 2:25 p.m. Tuesday, July 20, 2004, at Jefferson County Hospital.

The funeral service will be held 10:30 a.m. Friday at First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), with the Rev. Kurt Makower officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Lawn Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday at Raymond Funeral Home.

Memorials have been established to First Christian Church and Hospice of Central Iowa.

Raymond Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. BARROW as born July 20, 1924, in Fairfield, the daughter of Robert J. and Helen FORNEY RAINS. She married Charles BARROW Dec. 31, 1943, at First Christian Church.

Mrs. BARROW was a lifelong resident of Jefferson County. She graduated from Fairfield High School in 1942. She earned a bachelor's degree from Parsons College and a master's degree from University of Iowa.

Mrs. BARROW taught school for one year at Glasgow, seven years at Plum Grove and seven years at Richland. She was a teacher in Fairfield schools for 30 years, from 1956 until her retirement in 1986. She had been a teacher for 45 years.

A member of First Christian Church, Mrs. BARROW taught Sunday school, served as a deacon and as an elder, and was education director and chairwoman of the educational department from 1986-1991. She was president of Christian Women's Fellowship form 1986-1996.

Mrs. BARROW was a life member of the National Education Association. She also was a member of the Iowa State Education Association, Fairfield Community Education Association, Jefferson County Retired Teachers Association, American Association of University Women for which she was vice president from 1986-1990, Fairfield Women's Club, Business and Professional Women Association and Jefferson County Hospital Auxiliary.

As a member of the hospital auxiliary, she did volunteer work at the Bargain Box and Hospital Gift Shop.

Mrs. BARROW also worked as through Indian Hills Community College to help adults learn to read and write.

She was chairwoman of the Jefferson County Homemakers Home Health Aid service from 1993-1999, served on the Seneca Board and was secretary of the Jefferson County Agency on Aging from 1988-1992. She also was a member of the Parkview Care Center Review Board and Jefferson County Election Board and volunteered with Republican Women and local hospice organizations.

Mrs. BARROW received the Governor's award for Outstanding Volunteer in 1992.

Survivors include her husband; two brothers, Robert RAINS of Birmingham and Leonard RAINS of Des Moines; and one sister, Karen FORDYCE of Davenport.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and one brother, Clarence RAINS.


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