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Dorothy Barnett

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Dorothy Barnett age 88 of New Hampton, formerly of Britt, Iowa, died Sunday, October 18, 2009, at Mercy Medical Center in New Hampton. Memorial services will be held 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 21, 2009, at the Hugeback & Chenoweth Funeral Home in New Hampton with Pastor Todd Holman of the First United Methodist Church, New Hampton officiating. Friends may call from 4 - 7 p.m. Tuesday at Hugeback & Chenoweth Funeral Home, New Hampton. Visitation continues one hour prior to the service Wednesday at the funeral home. In life, Dorothy Helen Dubbert was born on November 2, 1920 in Cedar Falls, the daughter of Rudolph and Helen (Hall) Dubbert. She graduated from Janesville High School in 1938 and continued her education at Iowa State Teachers College in Cedar Falls. Dorothy taught school in Alburnett, Marble Rock and Independence before marrying. She received her BA degree from the University of Northern Iowa in 1977, while teaching in the Corwith-Wesley Community School District. On June 15, 1947, she was united in marriage to Max Barnett at the Methodist Church in Cedar Falls. To this union two daughters were born. The family lived in Greene, Nora Springs, and Britt. Dorothy moved to New Hampton in 2002. Dorothy was actively involved in community and church activities throughout her life. She served as Sunday School teacher, VBS teacher and UMYF leader for many years. She was a Girl Scout leader, receiving the Adult Appreciation Pin from the North Iowa Girls Scout Council in 1996. Dorothy is survived by two daughters, Jo (Don) Maupin, Waukesha, WI and Jean (Paul) Swenson, New Hampton; two grandchildren, Ann Swenson (Jason Masters), Norwalk, and Scott (Bethany) Maupin, Bolingbrook, IL. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and her brother.

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  1. You lucky girls, What a great Mom!We all have wonderful memories of Hobo Days and Archie Bunker.Can’t wait to share those memories in celebration of Dube,a class act.

  2. My mother, Ila Knapp, always looked forward to keeping in touch with Dorothy – now they are both gone but lots of good times to remember. Thinking of the family and sending my sympathy.

  3. We enjoyed meeting and visiting with your mother when she came to NH. She was a special lady! You have our condolences. The Nicolaisen Family

  4. I will always remember the fun times we had in scouts, checking your mom’s school papers and many other memories. She will be missed by all that knew her. Our sincere sympathy.

  5. I do not know the family, but my mom, Ila Knapp, always enjoyed hearing from Dorothy and I remember last Christmas she had a note. Then I wrote Dorothy in January when Mom died and she sent a card back. So thinking of you and sending my sympathy as we lose a generation of dear folks. Barbara Graven

  6. As one of hundreds of C-W grade school kids who passed through her door, I will always remember Mrs. Barnett as a kind and patient teacher. My sympathy to your family… I hope your good memories of her will comfort you now and in the future.

  7. Jo, Jean & families: I and everyone else loved your mother. She was such a beautiful and classy lady and always treated all us little pains in the butt nephews and nieces great. Now we know there will be Angel Food Cake in Heaven. I will not be able to attend the service, but my thoughts and prayers are with you and Dorothy. Take care of each other, Rex

  8. Jean & Jo and families, You have my sympathy. I will see you soon. Angelfood cake is still one of my favorites, but storebought sure doesn’t meausre up to Aunt Dube’s. Marilyn

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