Dorothy Elizabeth Panther 91, went to be with our Lord and Savior, Jesus, on Saturday evening, Dec. 29.
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Dorothy was born on April 11, 1921, to Samuel and Frances (Seuferer) Snuggs in rural Bauer in Marion County. Dorothy was raised on a farm in rural Iowa. Dorothy received her education to be a teacher at Simpson College and Iowa State Teachers College, which is now the University of Northern Iowa. Dorothy taught school for most of her adult life. She began her teaching career in a one-room county schoolhouse, and went on to teach at St. Nicholas in Evansdale and St. Mary's of Waterloo. Dorothy's students have fond memories of her and say that she impacted their lives greatly.
On July 13, 1943, Dorothy married the love of her life, Raymond G. Panther. They enjoyed over 52 years together before Raymond entered our eternal home in 1995.
Survivors are her children, Jeanne (Tom) Bosman, of Wausau, Wis., Judy (Bob) Meyer, of Waverly, Bob (Chris) Panther, of Cedar Falls, Doug (JoAnna) Panther, of San Antonio, Texas; 12 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, two grandchildren, five sisters and one brother.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 5, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Waverly, with Fr. Ken Glaser officiating. Burial will be at Lacona St. Mary's Cemetery, Lacona, on Monday, Jan. 7. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 4, at Kaiser-Corson Funeral Home in Waverly, where there will be a Rosary Service at 5 p.m. and Vigil Service at 7 p.m.
Memorials may be directed to Cedar Valley Hospice or St. Mary Catholic Church. Online condolences may be left at www.kaisercorson.com. Kaiser-Corson Funeral Home in Waverly is assisting the family.
Published in Waverly Democrat from Jan. 3 to Jan. 10, 2013