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Dorothy Gardner

Dorothy J. Gardner, 99, of Newton, died Monday (March 5, 2018) in Heartland Christian Village, Neoga.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday in Crain Funeral Home, Newton. Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday with visitation one hour prior to service time in First Congregational United Church of Christ, Prophetstown. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Prophetstown. Memorials may be made to First Congregational United Church of Christ or Heartland Christian Village Neoga Activity Fund.

Dorothy was born Aug. 31, 1918, in Tulsa, Okla., the daughter of Wayne and Genevieve Lancaster Johnson. She married Cecil Gardner on Nov. 2, 1940, in Prophetstown. He preceded her in death in 1980.

Surviving are her children, son, William (Judy) Gardner, Soap Lake, Wash.; daughters, Kathy (Larry) Collins, Newton, and Ann (Spencer) Gore, Bloomington; six grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

Preceding her in death were her husband; parents; and sister, Willa Morath.

Seitz Funeral Home, Moweaqua, has been entrusted with the care and service arrangements. Condolences for the family may be left at

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