Dorothy A. Iftner

Born: Mon., Sep. 15, 1919
Died: Thu., Dec. 24, 2020


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Dorothy A. Iftner, age 101, passed from this earth Thursday, December 24, 2020. She was born on September 15,1919 in Plainville, Illinois to Charles Loyal ‘Hogan’ and Mable Inman Anderson, the second oldest of five children. The family relocated to Barry where Dorothy graduated from Barry High School in 1927. After high school she worked in various business offices in the surrounding area and California.

Then she went to a dance and met the love of her life, Jacob Iftner, and she became a “farmer's wife”. In 1961 Jake was killed in a tragic farming accident and her whole world changed. She and her two kids ages 11 and 12 took over working and running the farm that Dad so loved and is still owned and operated today by Jacob Jr.

Before having to go to work outside of the home, she was active in scouting, 4-H, many school activities and babysat the neighbors kids. Through the years she held several jobs, baking pies at the Cardinal Inn, Brown Shoe, the Pike County Health Department as a day worker for 'old people', she was 75 herself and received many accolades from selling Avon. When she wasn't working she was hunting mushrooms, gathering blackberries, canning and freezing foods from the garden, raising plants of all kinds, going to garage sales, collecting foxes and dancing. Oh how she loved to dance! She was the subject of several articles in area newspapers. She was a member of the Pittsfield Garden Club, Pike County Home Extension and the Aransas Pass Women of the Moose.  Dorothy was a dynamic woman, and inspiration, and loved by all that knew her.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband Jacob, her siblings, Roy, Esther, Ruth and Loyal Merledean, her parents, all of her brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law from the Iftner family, some nieces and nephews, and a few great nieces and nephews.

She is survived by her children Jacob A. Jr., wife Carol of Arenzville, and Elizabeth (Betty Jo) Iftner-Schlieper of Aransas Pass, Texas and several nieces and nephews.

No services will be held and cremation rites have been accorded.  Memorials are suggested to be made to Irick Sherer Reunion.  Online condolences may be left to the family at www.nieburfh.com. Niebur Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

Charitable donations may be made in Dorothy's memory to the following organization:

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Cheyrl Maas
   Posted Sun December 27, 2020
Dorothy was a gift to all who knew her. I loved visiting with her and hunting mushrooms. She always had a smile and her kindness was felt by all. God now has such a precious jewel. My sincere condolences to the family.

Roger Dale and Tammy Hanlin
   Posted Sun December 27, 2020
It was a real pleasure to have gotten to know Dorothy...She was such a loving lady...and boy could she dance...she sure will be missed by all....

Laurie Wyatt
   Posted Sun December 27, 2020
J.A. Im so sorry to hear of your Mothers passing. I know she meant the world to you. Sending prayers for you friend.
Laurie Wyatt

Mary Ragan
   Posted Sun December 27, 2020
I would like to tell you how sorry I am for your loss! May God comfort and strengthen you....🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏

Jessie Kurtz
   Posted Mon December 28, 2020
JA - so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Jessie

Cindy Sprague Cameron
   Posted Mon December 28, 2020
JA and Betty Jo, I am very sorry for your loss of your mom and anchor. Going through this is never easy but knowing what lies ahead for her is a big comfort.

Mary Ann
   Posted Tue December 29, 2020
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Beverly Browning Powell
   Posted Wed December 30, 2020
JA and Betty-I always check the obits in Quincy paper. Just saw about your Mom. I am so sorry for your loss. I am always telling my grandkids about the times we had on Uncle's farm. I thought the world of your Mom and Dad and the two of you. Betty I did see the message you posted when Dad died. Mom died in May of 2016. Remember the good times. Bev

Beverly Browning Powell
   Posted Fri January 01, 2021
JA-Betty I did not read it in the Quincy herald whig paper. I always check Nieber funeral notices and saw it there. Is there anyway we can connect. Maybe through the funeral home. Betty I would love to talk to you. Do you do fb. Thinking of you.

Dee Hunter Lee
   Posted Mon January 04, 2021
J.A. and Betty, You have our sympathy for your loss. Your Mom always had a sparkle in her eye and a bright smile. Anytime I saw her in Pittsfield we would always have a good visit. She will be missed. Dee and Winfred Lee and Barre Hunter

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