Dorothy Haight

Dorothy Irene Christo was born August 3, 1925 in Minden, Iowa to Cassius Clay Christo and Lorena May Clark Christo. She attended country school at Hardscatch and Harris Grove through 8th grade. She earned her GED in 1976. Dorothy married Donald Haight on March 31, 1947 in Glenwood, Iowa. They were blessed with four children; Wayne, Rita, Lorna, and Wanda. Dorothy was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend to anyone she met. They lived in Blair for a couple of years after their marriage and then moved to the family farm in Old Town south of Missouri Valley. They moved the family to Missouri Valley in 1965. She worked helping Donald on the farm for many years. Dorothy worked at Tip Top Manufacturing in Omaha and was a cook at Sunnyside Café for several years. Dorothy loved to spend time with her family and especially her grandchildren who it seems she could never say no to. She loved to read, sew, and go fishing. If one of the grandkids wasn’t around to go she would pick up a friend to take along for the afternoon of fishing. Dorothy loved to work in the garden raising her tomato plants and flowers, especially gladiolas, roses and lilies. She also loved African violets and would start new plants from hers to give to friends and family. She enjoyed taking her gladiolas and violets to the county fair. Dorothy was always on the go. She loved giving people rides to the store, doctor or sometimes to the casino’s. She made many very good and long lasting friendships through her good deeds. She would always leave Donald a note on the kitchen table to say where she was off to each time. Dorothy was preceded by her parents, husband Donald, daughter Rita, five brothers, two sisters and brother in law Newt Loken. Survivors include son Wayne Haight and wife Laurie of Bellflower, California, daughter Lorna Banka and fiancé Dave Stuckey of Omaha, Nebraska and daughter Wanda Gibson and husband Roger of Blair, Nebraska. 13 grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren, brother Leonard Christo and wife Mary of Pleasantville, New York, sister in law Janice Coberly Christo of Mesa, Arizona and sister in law, Dorothy Haight Loken of Eugene, Oregon, many nieces, nephews and friends. Prayer service will be held at 6:00 p.m. with visitation to follow until 8:00 pm Friday at the Hennessey Funeral Home in Missouri Valley. The family would like to invite everyone to a time of lunch and fellowship at the Christian Fellowship Center after the committal service. In Loving Memory Of Dorothy Irene Haight Born August 3, 1925 Minden, Iowa Entered Into Rest August 10, 2014 Missouri Valley, Iowa Funeral Service 11:00 a.m. Saturday, August 16, 2014 Hennessey Funeral Home Missouri Valley, Iowa Officiating Pastor Connie McWilliams Vocalist Rick Powell Music Selections “In The Garden” “Old Rugged Cross” “Goodnight Irene” Casket Bearers Aaron Tuttle Ellix Hardy Andre Tuttle Matt Tank Chad Gibson Bryan Gibson Final Resting Place Oak Grove ~ Missouri Valley, Iowa

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