Dorothy Jean DeWees

Dorothy Jean DeWees

Dorothy Jean (Phegley) DeWees, 88, died Monday, February 10, 2014, at Jasper County Hospital. Dorothy was born March 11, 1925, in Rensselaer, the daughter of Stella Almira (Stockton) and Halley E. Phegley.

Dorothy was a 1943 graduate of Rensselaer High School. She was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church in Rensselaer and an active member of the Barkley Township Bunco Club.

On August 22, 1948, in Rensselaer, Dorothy married Marvin W. DeWees. Dorothy was a homemaker and a dedicated farm wife. She was a loyal Chicago Bulls fan and a fan of Purdue athletics.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents, Almira and Halley Phegley, her husband, Marvin on February 24, 2011, and two sisters, Eleanor Louise and Betty.

Survivors include her brother, Elmer Jay Phegley, Rensselaer; three children, Joni DeWees Reiter, Westborough, MA, Randy (Marie) DeWees and Jerry (Shelley) DeWees, both of Rensselaer; and seven grandchildren, Lauren and Taylor Reiter, Cory DeWees and Megan (Ryan) Hunsley, Austin, Devin, and Carly DeWees.

Friends will be received at the Jackson Funeral Chapel of Rensselaer Friday, February 14, 2014, from 4-8 P.M. CST. Funeral services will be at the Jackson Funeral Chapel of Rensselaer Saturday, February 15, 2014, at 10:30 A.M. CST with Rev. Elizabeth Hartmann officiating. Burial will follow at Weston Cemetery in Rensselaer.


Funeral Home

Jackson Funeral Chapel
250 N Mckinley Ave Rensselaer, IN 47978
(219) 866-5123

Published in the Journal & Courier from Feb. 12 to Feb. 13, 2014