Dorothy Marie Pforts, 85 of Keota, formerly of Washington, passed away peacefully Friday, October 25, 2019 at the University of Iowa Hospital in Iowa City.
Celebration of her life will be 2:00 PM, Saturday, November 9, 2019 at the Beatty Funeral Home in Washington. Private family burial will be in the Elm Grove Cemetery. Visitation will begin at Noon Friday, November 8 with family present from 4-6:00 PM. In lieu of flowers memorials may be designated to United Presbyterian Church, United Church of Faith in Keota or Hospice.
Dorothy was born May 28, 1934 in Henry Co, Iowa the daughter of Paul Silas and Eda Barbara (Conrad) Liechty. She graduated from Wayland High School in 1952 and was united in marriage to Henry Dean Pforts, June 12, 1954 at the Winfield Presbyterian Church.
She was a faithful member of the Washington United Presbyterian Church, teaching Sunday School, helping with church dinners and communion. She also was member of the American Legion Auxiliary, helping with poppies and chairing the committee.
She was employed with Sylvania in Burlington, Modine in Washington and managed HD Pforts Trucking.
She enjoyed sewing, knitting, quilting, fishing, baking and making home made noodles.
Survivors include, children, Ronald Pforts (Lisa Kalkbrenner) of Burlington, Mary Ann Sieren (Steve) of Keota and Franklin Pforts (Laura) Clearfield, UT; 8 grandchildren, Jeff Pforts, Allyssa (Michael) Gill, Adam (Michele) Sieren, Abby and Alicia Sieren, Maggie, Melanie and Samuel Pforts and 7 great-grandchildren, Mackenzie, Allison, Dalton, Dakota, Drew, Henry and Liam.
She was preceded in death by parents, husband, one brother and three sisters.
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United Presbyterian Church
209 East Main Street, Washington IA 52353
United Church of Faith
201 North Ellis Street, Keota IA 52248