Dorothy Mae Draper

Written by Theresa Rose on June 14, 2016

Dorothy Mae Draper, 87, of Keosauqua formerly of Douds died at 2:10 P.M. Sunday June 12, 2016 at Great River Medical Center, West Burlington.  She was born September 17, 1928 in Douds to Morris and Hazel Johnson Finney.


Dorothy graduated from Douds High School in 1946.  She married Donald Greenfield and they later divorced.  She married James L. Draper August 16, 1968.  He died July 24, 2006.

Dorothy lived much of her life in Douds where she worked at Finney Grocery and Greeting Card Company and operated Douds Café for several years.  She and Jim Draper lived Panora, Milo and Buffalo Center where he was city maintenance foreman.  They then returned to Douds and later moved to Country Lane Apartments in Keosauqua.  She was a member of Christ United Methodist Church, Douds.


Surviving are three sons, Dennis Greenfield (Sherry) and Herbert Greenfield (Cathy Rempe) of Ottumwa, Allan Draper (Tanya) of Lubbock, TX, a daughter Teresa Arnett of Fountain, CO,13 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren,  a son-in-law, Cecil Hamberg of Keosauqua, a sister-in-law Beverly Finney of Fairfield a niece and a nephew.  In addition to her husband she was preceded in death by a daughter, Sheila Hamberg and brother, Larry Finney.


Funeral services will be at 10:30 A.M. Thursday June 16, 2016 at Pedrick Funeral Home, Douds with Rev. Jerry Caughron officiating.  Visitation will open at 3P.M. Wednesday with family present 5-7 P.M. at the funeral home.  Burial will be in Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Douds.  Memorials to Douds Alumni Association may be left at the funeral home or mailed to the family at 552 Crestview, Ottumwa, IA 52501