Dorothy Sherwood


July 30, 2019 - 9:55 AM

Dorothy H. (Jones) Sherwood spent more than half of her life caring for others. On Sunday, July 28, 2019, Dorothy was called home to be with our Lord. She was 68 years old, Dorothy was born April 2,1951, at St. John’s Hospital in Iola, to Fred and Viola (Sicka) Jones. She spent almost her entire life living in Iola.

While being married to Dennis, whom she married on June 22, 1973, she soon began to babysit for friends and continued to do so until all four of her sons were in school full-time. Her work history was even in service to others. First working at Sonic Drive-In, Central Publishing Company, and finally at Wal-Mart and Iola Pharmacies. Although she was working, she began to deliver ”Meals on Wheels,” which she did for over 35 years until becoming ill in January of this year. Sometimes she delivered as many as three days a week, but most recently it was on Mondays and Tuesdays. She made many friends while serving them. She soon became a regular visitor to the area nursing homes, as well as Allen County Hospital. Her great love of others has already been missed when her regular visits ceased.

Dorothy loved everyone, especially her family and her St. John’s Catholic Church family. She enjoyed helping with whatever needed to be done at the church. She prayed regularly and knew throughout her life that God was always beside her.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents, Fred and Viola Jones; her father and mother-in-law, Ed and Donna Sherwood; son Todd; brother David; and other aunts and uncles.

She is survived by her husband Dennis of the home; son Aaron and wife, Jen, of Lawrence; son Brian and wife, Patty, of Coffeyville; son Adam and wife, Whitney, of Lee’s Summit, Mo., along with their sons Corban, Hudson, Griffin and their soon to be little brother. Also left behind are her brother Roy Jones and wife, Mickie, of Le Roy; sisters Marry Ruppert and husband, Gene, of Baldwin, Carol Miller and husband, Jeff, of Fontanelle, Iowa, and Brenda Cash and husband, Lonnie, of rural LaHarpe; as well as many cousins, nieces and nephews.

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30, Friday at St. John’s Catholic Church, Iola. Burial will follow at Highland Cemetery, Iola. A Rosary will be recited 10 a.m. Friday at St. John’s Catholic Church. Memorial contributions are suggested to Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice and may be left in care of the funeral home. Condolences may be left at

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